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Quote from the Related Link: "In Australia and New Zealand, the campaign was the first major battle undertaken by a joint military formation, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), and is often considered to mark the birth of national consciousness in both of these countries. ANZAC Day (April 25) remains the most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans in Australia and New Zealand, surpassing Armistice Day/Remembrance Day."

Gallipoli was significant for several reasons:

  • It was the first time that Australian men had fought as "Australians", united under the flag of the Commonwealth of Australia. Patriotism was particularly important at this stage of Australia's history.
  • The battle of Gallipoli, although a monumental failure, brought out the very best in the men who fought - and died - there. Stories of heroism were rife, and the comradeship was embodied in that Australian quality known as "mateship" - the self-sacrificing willingness to lay down one's own life for a "mate".
  • Gallipoli gave rise to enduring legends such as Simpson and his Donkey. Simpson cheerfully carried wounded men up and down Shrapnel Gully for three weeks before he was finally killed by a Turkish sniper. Simpson is remembered for his heroism.
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Gallipoli is very significant to Australia because it was the first time that Australia and New Zealand forces fought together as one united force under British command. Gallipoli seemed to create the Australian spirit of mateship as Gallipoli was one of the first places that the newly federated Australian all fought under one common flag.

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Strategically, Gallipoli was a campaign with the idea of assisting Russia in the east by opening the seaway from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. Obviously the Turkish forces did not want this to happen, and the sea was mined. The British lost two capital ships and the French lost one trying to get through. Troops were landed by the British, using Anzac units mainly (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps). Unfortunately the British, instead of having a dynamic leadership, allowed the Turks time to reinforce the defensive positions on the peninsula. The opportunity was lost and eventually the troops were withdrawn in a costly and pointless endeavour. It remains as an example of how not to conduct a military expedition, and an example of poor leadership of brave men who died achieving nothing. Had it been successful, then the war in the east would have been different, and as with all these things, hindsight is a wonderful thing to behold !

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The New Zealand and Australian troops, ANZACs, fought at Gallipoli to take Constantinople from Germany's allies the Turks. Strategically, it was supposed to provide an opening on the peninsula for the Allied troops to break through. In reality, the campaign failed. However, it did lead to the birth of the ANZAC legend, the concept of mateship and loyalty, and the awareness that Australian and New Zealand troops had courage and persistence in abundance, and that they were not merely inferior colonial powers.

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It was Australia's first taste of World War 1. The invasion at Gallipoli in 1915 was an Anglo-French expedition to knock Turkey out of the war, but it failed, and many Australians and New Zealanders were sacrificed to no effect.

Gallipoli was significant for several reasons, and it continues to have a lasting significance:

  • It was the first time that Australian men had fought as "Australians", united under the flag of the Commonwealth of Australia. Patriotism was particularly important at this stage of Australia's history.
  • The battle of Gallipoli, although a monumental failure, brought out the very best in the men who fought - and died - there. Stories of heroism were rife, and the comradeship was embodied in that Australian quality known as "mateship" - the self-sacrificing willingness to lay down one's own life for a "mate".
  • Gallipoli gave rise to enduring legends such as Simpson and his Donkey. Simpson cheerfully carried wounded men up and down Shrapnel Gully for three weeks before he was finally killed by a Turkish sniper. Simpson is remembered for his heroism.
  • Each year on ANZAC Day, 25 April, commemorative services are held in cities, communities and small towns everywhere in Australia and New Zealand so we can remember these brave men who fought and died.
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The Gallipoli Campaign was regarded by Turkey as one of the defining moments in their nation's history. The Turks defended their territory with all they had against Allied forces.

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winston Churchill resigned from his post to join the war after the failure at the battle of gallipoli

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