Story: First World War

Gallipoli armistice

Gallipoli armistice

During the first month after the landings at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, casualties on both sides were heavy. The lines were close and both Turks and Anzacs were fighting fiercely for advantage. Many bodies lay rotting in the sun in no-man's land, and the stench and flies were horrific. Cases of dysentery began to rise. Both sides agreed on a 24-hour truce on 24 May 1915 to allow the dead to be buried. Here, Allied men begin the grisly task.

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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Gallipoli and the war against Turkey', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012