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Gallipoli

(gəlĭp`əlē) or

Gelibolu

(gĕlē`bōlo͞o'), city (1990 pop. 18,670), W Turkey, a port at the east end of the DardanellesDardanelles
or Çanakkale Boğazi
, strait, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 4 mi (1.6 to 6.4 km) wide, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara and separating the Gallipoli peninsula of European Turkey from Asian Turkey.
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, near the neck of the Gallipoli PeninsulaGallipoli Peninsula,
Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. The port of Gallipoli gives it its name.
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. It has long been a strategic point in the defense of İstanbul (Constantinople) and has numerous historic remains. It was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1354.

Gallipoli

 

(from Greek Kallipolis), the name used in historical and other literature for the city of Gelibolu in Turkey.

Gallipoli

poorly conceived and conducted battle ending in British disaster (1915). [Br. Hist.: Fuller, III, 240–261]
See: Defeat

Gallipoli

1. a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign in 1915
2. a port in NW Turkey, at the entrance to the Sea of Marmara: historically important for its strategic position. Pop.: 16 751 (latest est.)
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IT is the holiday which marks the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing at Gallipolli on April 25, 1915.
At the time, he was also considering moving the action from the static Western Front to some place like Gallipolli.
The U-21 went on to be the first submarine to enter the Mediterranean and played a crucial role in the Battle of the Gallipolli when she sank the Triumph; Australian troops on the beaches of Gallipolli were robbed of covering fire and hundreds were killed.
292 pages) in which the author gives us a new picture of the man blamed for the defeat at Gallipolli.