• Short Summary

    Nearly sixty years ago, troops from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and France, landed on Gallipoli, the Turkish peninsula that guards the Dardanelles.

  • Description

    Nearly sixty years ago, troops from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and France, landed on Gallipoli, the Turkish peninsula that guards the Dardanelles. The object of the campaign 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 of 1915, with naval action alone. By the time 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 force. Total casualties were at least half a million men.

    On Friday (22 October), as part of her tour of Turkey, Queen Elizabeth visited the battlefield of Gallipoli, and paid her respects to the troops who dies there.

    This feature story shows how the battlefield looks today, in comparison to the battle-torn area it was in 1915.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEHI2RTDTZ6ZUIDFBT0SJHR0HH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEHI2RTDTZ6ZUIDFBT0SJHR0HH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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