• Short Summary

    APRIL 25TH, 1965, IS THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST LANDINGS IN THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

  • Description

    APRIL 25TH, 1965, IS THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST LANDINGS IN THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.UNITED KINGDOM, FRENCH, AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TROOPS LANDED ON THE TURKISH PENINSULA WHICH GUARDS THE DARDANELLES.THEY WERE JOINED SOON AFTERWARDS BY AN INDIAN BRIGADE.

    THE OBJECT OF THE CAMPAIGN LAID DOWN BY THE WAR COUNCIL IN LONDON WAS "TO TAKE THE GALLIPOLI PENINSULA WITH CONSTANTINOPLE AS ITS OBJECTIVE".DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT THE USE OF GROUND FORCES LED TO THE ASSAULT BEING OPENED IN FEBRUARY 1915 WITH NAVAL ACTION ALONE.BY THE TIME THE GROUND FORCES WERE READY TO LAND, TURKISH DEFENCES HAD BEEN ALERTED AND REINFORCED.

    THE CAMPAIGN ON LAND LASTED FOR EIGHT MONTHS AND ENDED IN THE COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL OF THE INVADING FORCES.TOTAL CASUALTIES WERE AT LEAST HALF A MILLION MEN.

    THE FILM CONSISTS PARTY OF SCENES OF THE BATTLE AREAS AND THE VAST WAS CEMETERIES; PARTLY OF CONTEMPORARY ??? SUPPLEMENTED WITH FILMED PHOTOGRAPHS AND PAINTINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GWWNRSD3WJAI7QOWOCX4JLDK
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GWWNRSD3WJAI7QOWOCX4JLDK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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