General William Riddell Birdwood, General Officer Commanding Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACS), near Hill October
May 1915 Nine Hour Truce to collect & bury dead - Turkish & Australian
Once Upon a Time in War: Support troops from the Australian Infantry Brigade waiting behind Quinn’s Post, Gallipoli, after it was retaken in May 1915
The goal: Land 75,000 British, Australian, and New Zealand troops on Turkey Mediterranean coast and drive up the Gallipoli Peninsula to Istanbul, seat of the Ottoman Empire. The April 1915 invasion went well - but then Commonwealth leaders chose to slow their advance. The Turks rallied. By mid-May, 25,000 Allies were dead or wound; by year's end, the surviving troops were evacuated.
WWI Exhausted Australian soldiers pose for a candid photograph in the captured Turkish trenches at Lone Pine, Gallipoli Peninsula, on the afternoon of the 6 August [Colorized by Benjamin Thomas]
A group of Australian Light Horsemen at the foot of Walker's Ridge.
Army encampment at Gallipoli with No. 1 Clearing Hospital in the foreground
Interactive photos: See Gallipoli then and now
A view over Shrapnel Gully towards the Turkish coast
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