Gallipoli Peninsula

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Gallipoli Peninsula,

Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and 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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. The port of Gallipoli gives it its name. It was the scene of the Gallipoli campaignGallipoli campaign,
1915, Allied expedition in World War I for the purpose of gaining control of the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits, capturing Constantinople, and opening a Black Sea supply route to Russia.
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 of 1915 and was (1920–36) part of the demilitarized Zone of the Straits.

Gallipoli Peninsula


(Turkish, Gelibolu; in antiquity, Chersonesus Thracica), a peninsula in the European part of Turkey, between the Dardanelles Strait and the Saros Gulf of the Aegean Sea. Length, 90 km; maximum width, 20 km. It is made up of Paleocene sandstones and clays. It has a flat relief with individual hilly ridges of up to 420 m. Vegetation is of the Mediterranean type. Located on the Gallipoli Peninsula is the seaport of Gelibolu.

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Patrick Carlyon described the Gallipoli Peninsula extremely well and I would highly recommend his novel to anyone who thoroughly enjoys non-fiction books.
9) Representatives of the War Office and the Admiralty met and concluded that an attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula was not a militarily feasible operation.
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 in 1915.
But what's hardly known is that up to 15,000 Indians too were with the allied troops who landed on the Gallipoli peninsula on April 25, 1915.
Leaders and dignitaries from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey led thousands at dawn ceremonies on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle that helped shape their nations.
Troops launched an amphibious assault on the Gallipoli peninsula at dawn on April 25, 1915, and waves of soldiers attacked heavily defended beaches and cliffs.
The princes will meet the descendants on Friday and attend commemoration events on the Gallipoli peninsula, before taking part in Anzac events the following day marking the 100th anniversary of the first landings.
Richard Reid is talking about the Anzac experience of young and middle aged men, from the April landing through the terrors of the August offensive to the withdrawal from the Gallipoli Peninsula.
The disembarkation of the army, which was covered by the fleet, began before sunrise at various points on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and, in spite of serious opposition by the enemy, behind strong entrenchments and entanglements, it was completely successful.
Governor Ahmet Cinar of Canakkale province said the Coast Guard fired on the freighter's engine room off the Gallipoli peninsula late Thursday.
Eight months later, the Sydney Morning Herald, in an article accompanied by a map of the Dardanelles printed on 29 April, 1915 announced that the Allies were now ashore on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Thousands of Antipodeans, many of them young backpackers, gather every April at the historic Gallipoli peninsula to honour their ancestors killed in the 1915 battle of Gallipoli, one of the bloodiest of World War I.