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Gallipoli

In 1915, Britain's political and military leaders began to realise that the war would be long and costly. Casualties were increasing on the western front as the fighting became bogged down in the stalemate of trench warfare.

British, Empire and French leaders began to look for other ways to attack the enemy and possibly achieve a knockout blow. The First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, put forward a daring plan to attack Germany's ally, Turkey. In this case study are a range of sources that help to tell the story of that campaign at Gallipoli.

You will probably find it helpful to study the Background before you start looking at the sources.
Use the Worksheet as you look through the sources. This will help you plan your research and think about how to present your findings.

Gallipoli soldiers and landscape
Sources:
1. British intelligence report on Gallipoli, 1914 2. British War Council meeting, 1915 3. News from the commander at Gallipoli, March 1915 4. Award of Victoria Crosses for heroism in 1915
1 British intelligence report on Gallipoli, 1914 2 British War Council meeting, 1915 3 News from the commander at Gallipoli, March 1915 4 Award of Victoria Crosses for heroism in 1915
5. Report by General Birdwood at ANZAC Cove, 1915 6. Soldiers' experiences of conditions at Gallipoli 7. Photos of troops, 1915 8. News from the commander at Gallipoli, May 1915
5 Report by General Birdwood at ANZAC Cove, 1915 6 Soldiers' experiences of conditions at Gallipoli 7 Photos of troops, 1915 8 News from the commander at Gallipoli, May 1915
9. Admiral Fisher objects to the plans, May 1915 10. Debate in government committee, August 1915 11. Letter about senior officers, August 1915 12. Report on withdrawal, November 1915
9 Admiral Fisher objects to the plans, May 1915 10 Debate in government committee, August 1915 11 Letter about senior officers, August 1915 12 Report on withdrawal, November 1915
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