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The Anzac Involvment At Gallipoli Campaign

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For today’s essay I will talk about why the Anzac involve in the Battle of Gallipoli. Actually the plan is planned by the British to attack the Western Front e.g. Germany by attacking Turkey, Germany’s new ally. The plan is to force the battleships entering the Dardanelles strait and to attack Turkey’s capital Constantinople. The Gallipoli campaign for the Anzacs is very important because they were helping their ally Britain to defeat Germany. They arrived at the Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915. They were trained and defense themselves in Egypt and they form themselves to be ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps). The first wave to come from Australia and New Zealand about 16000 troops all weapon equipment such as artillery to force the Turkish troops comes out with long distance ...view middle of the document...

The Turks were never far away at that time as close as 30 meters in some places. Hand grenades, sniper and long distance artillery were constant threats the Anzacs. The fight was happened for four days and the Anzacs suffered about 2000 casualties and the Turks suffered about 6000 casualties. By the end of December there were about 26000 casualties of Anzac troops including 10000 deaths. However the result is the Ottoman Empire won the War with huge total amounts of casualties. The ally’s combatants including the Britain, Anzac, Indian, France and Newfoundland suffered about 150000 casualties and the Ottoman Empire suffered about 253000 casualties. This Gallipoli Campaign was ended on 9 January 1916 and the result was the victory of the Ottoman Empire. The brief story above is about the Anzac soldiers’ involvement of Gallipoli Campaign to defeat the Ottoman Empire but they still lost the war. The Gallipoli Campaign and the Anzac legend with emerged from it have had a significant impact on the Australian identity. Even though the military been defeated, the bravery and sacrifices had intense effect on how Australians could proud themselves. The participation of Australia at the Gallipoli Campaign was the real symbol of Australia’s coming of age as nation. The experiences at the Gallipoli Campaign formed the point of view of the characteristics which identified the ‘true Australian’. People felt that the Gallipoli experience had marked the way for Australian troops could be different from the troops of other national groups, especial the British. In the contrast with the British, many Australian soldiers became officers on the basis of ability rather than on the basis of social class. In conclusion, the Anzac and their allies been defeated by the Ottoman Empire, but their bravery and their sacrifices we will always remember.

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