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Gallipoli history

  • The Gallipoli landing

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    Historians still debate whether the Anzac troops were landed at the correct place. Why did the Allied commanders send Australian troops to land on a beach before rugged hills, ridges and steep gullies? What was the objective? What happened? Trace the events that led to the landing as well as first hand accounts. more ...

  • Bravery at Gallipoli

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    The Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery in battle in the old British Empire and Dominions,was awarded to eleven soldiers in the Anzac area of Gallipoli between April and December 1915. Discover how these eleven men earned the Victoria Cross for their extraordinary acts of courage. more ...

  • Nurses at Gallipoli

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    Read about the role of the nurses at Gallipoli in 1915, the conditions in which they worked on hospital ships and on the islands of Lemnos and Imbros, what they endured and their feelings about service. Look through the amazing photograph album of Private A W Savage which documents the life of the 3rd Australian General Hospital on Lemnos in 1915, a visual chronicle of life and death. more ...

  • Timelines

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    The timeline Australians at Gallipoli and at War enables you to quickly locate information and perspectives on significant dates in the history of Australian warfare, including 100 important events at Gallipoli, the role of the Australians in the Gallipoli campaign as well as Australia's involvement in war from 1901 to 2000. more ...

  • Signaller Silas at Anzac

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    Among the original Australian infantry units at the Battle of the Landing from the evening of 25 April to 3 May was the 16th Battalion. Something of the battalion’s story from its raising in Western Australia in 1914 to the end of the battle was subsequently told by one of their own, the artist Signaller Ellis Silas, in his book Crusading at Anzac, A.D. 1915. more ...

  • Anzac Centenary

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    Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. Visit the new Gallipoli and the Anzacs website

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Gallipoli and the Anzacs



This site was originally published by the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs in 2000 for the 85th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, and with many additions since then, has remained one of the most popular on the web about Gallipoli and the Anzacs.

The completely reconstructed site at has also had new sections added, such as Why did the Anzacs land at Gallipoli?, Frequently Asked Questions, and Fighting Back, a new section on the bitterly fought battles of the campaign from May to August, including the second Battle of Krithia, the Turkish attack of 19 May, the August Offensive and the Battle of Lone Pine and Hill 60. With recent interest in nurses at Gallipoli revived by ABC TV drama 'Anzac Girls', the section on the 3rd Australian General Hospital on Lemnos Island has been expanded. While a proportion of the site was previously available in Turkish language, now over half of site is in Turkish, including the 36 or more audio commentary podcasts. more ...

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April 1915: AE2 though the Narrows!

At 2.30 am on 25 April 1915, as the men of the Anzac Corps approached the west coast of Gallipoli in the ships of the invasion fleet, the Australian submarine AE2 entered the Dardanelles to disrupt Turkish sea communication.

Autobiography of Lieutenant-Commander Henry Stoker

The Australian submarine AE2, the first Allied warship to make it though the Dardanelles, was commanded by Irishman Lieutenant-Commander Henry Stoker. Its aim was to assist the military landing at the Gallipoli Peninsula by getting past the Narrows to operate against Turkish military transports in the Sea of Marmara. After successfully navigating the Dardanelles, including the torpedoing of a Turkish ship at the Narrows, from 26 to 30 April, the AE2 hunted for Turkish ships in the southern area of the Sea of Marmara. Read about this historic journey, and watch detailed animation of the AE2's voyage, based on Lieutenant-Commander Henry Stoker's reports. more ...

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Map of Anzac Walk

The Anzac Walk

Guided Tour Of Gallipoli In English & Turkish

The ‘Anzac Walk’ is designed for the Australian visitor who has little time but can devote one day to explore the main area the ‘Anzacs’, held on Gallipoli from 25 April to 20 December 1915.

The Anzac Walk takes the visitor around 14 locations on the old Anzac battlefield of 1915 at Gallipoli.

Discover the stories of North Beach, Artillery Road, Lone Pine and the Nek as seen through the eyes of those who fought and died there. Feel the truth of the words of Australia’s official historian of the Gallipoli campaign, Charles Bean: The graves of Gallipoli, exquisitely maintained, where Anzac folk can walk amid thousands of names as familiar as those along Collins or Pitt Streets, do call for visitors. more ...

Gallipoli today

Anzac Art, Images and Designs

  • The drawings of Major Hore

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    Hundred of soldiers in Gallipoli recorded their experiences in diaries and letters. Major Hore recorded his sense of Gallipoli in drawings using at different times ink, pencil, wash and watercolour. Hore's drawings reveal a personal view of Gallipoli through the eyes of a man sensitive to the beauty and drama of his surroundings and the tragedy of war. more ...

  • ‘Anzac’ - a national heirloom

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    In the collections of the National Archives of Australia there are many files dealing with applications to use the word ‘Anzac’ or to copyright material associated with Gallipoli and the remembrance of the campaign. Look at some of the applications that Australians have made, from requests to name their children and homes 'Anzac' to using the word in songs, photographs, cards, designs and product names. more ...

  • Interactive plans - Commemorative Site

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    Explore the interactive site plans for the Anzac Commemorative Site created in Flash. The plans include elevation drawings, site and drainage plans and structural details. The new site, with its informal low stone walls, paths to the beach and information panels, will become a focal point for visitors to this heritage area of special significance to Australians and New Zealanders. more ...

  • ‘Anzac - the landing 1915’

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    View a selection of images of Gallipoli including scenes as they were when photographed in 1915 and as they appear today. There are detailed looks at two famous paintings depicting major events at Gallipoli – "Anzac, The Landing 1915" and "The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915". more ...