The Australian team touched down in England on Friday but decided to bond as a unit in the Gallipoli peninsula
in southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, which holds great significance in Australia's history as this was the battleground where 11,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers lost their lives in a disastrous Allied military offensive during the First World War.
These rare photographs capture the horrors of the trenches during the First World War Above: British soldiers in France show off their humour with a poster stating Hotel De Ritz, circa 1916 Left: British officers cook a casserole in an army helmet 1917 Right: Charge by Naval Division on the Gallipoli Peninsula
, Below, left: Lord Kitchener (second right) seen here on a tour of the trenches in the Dardanelles with General Maxwell (second left).
The Gallipoli Campaign took place on the Gallipoli Peninsula
in Turkey, between April 1915 and January 1916.
In the aftermath of the war Wood (1919) carried out an assessment of Turkish mapping and Dowson (1937, 133), the Director of the Survey of Egypt, commented on the 'up-todateness, accuracy and informativeness (of the) defensive survey of the Gallipoli Peninsula
', but after this little more interest was shown.
When the boys head off to war and perish in the ill-fated clash with Turkish forces on the Gallipoli peninsula
, Joshua sets out to honour a promise to his wife to bring their remains back home, but the military isn't always sympathetic to his quest.
Few survived that first hour on the Gallipoli Peninsula
, let alone the first day.
EcANAKKALE (CyHAN)- A dawn service was held at Anzac Cove of Gallipoli Peninsula
by the Australians and New Zealanders to commemorate the 101st Anniversary of Ecanakkale Ground War during which Anzac military forces carried out landing operation to Gallipoli in World War I.
It's believed around 58,000 Allied soldiers - including 29,000 British and Irish and 11,000 Australians and New Zealanders - lost their lives during the battle on the Gallipoli peninsula
Secretary of the War Cabinet Maurice Hankey, Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George, and Churchill advocated military operations against Turkey on the Gallipoli Peninsula
. (7) They agreed that the Ottoman Empire was weak and that "Germany [could] perhaps be struck most effectively, and with the most lasting results on the peace of the world through her allies, and particularly through Turkey." (8) Thus, within weeks of the outbreak of war, British attention turned east.
The boys head off to war and perish in the ill-fated clash with Turkish forces on the Gallipoli peninsula
. Joshua honours a promise to his wife to bring the remains of their sons back home.
This is a film that doesn't glorify war a bit, despite the legend that has grown up around the tens of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops sacrificed during the failed offensive on the Gallipoli peninsula