Story: First World War

Landing on Gallipoli (2nd of 2)

The landing of Anzac soldiers on the Gallipoli Peninsula followed from the failure of the Allies' naval attack on the Dardanelles straits. As shown in this remarkable contemporary film clip, when the troops landed they faced fierce resistance from the Turks and the difficulty of advancing up steep terrain. The film also shows some of the conditions in the trenches and the use of devices such as periscopes.

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Reference: The years back: the twentieth century. National Film Unit, 1973

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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Gallipoli and the war against Turkey', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012