Alex Dellaportas- Gallipoli Campaign

  • Preparation for Gallipoli

    Preparation for Gallipoli
    Over 200 ships are gathered for the invasion by the Allies (British, French and Anzac's)in the harbour in Mudros.
    This image is of a ship in Mudros.
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    Gallipoli Campaign

  • Invasion on the Peninsula

    Invasion on the Peninsula
    At 4.30am, the ANZACs and British 29th Division invaded the Gallipoli Peninsula. The first day had a lot of casualties and neither side succeeded in pushing the other side away. This image shows a view from a boat sailing to the shores of the Peninsula.
  • Setting up camp

    Setting up camp
    The Allies formed a line of defence across the edge of the Gallipoli Peninsula. The Allies missed their chance to advance to the village of Krithia so at the end of the day neither side had gained or lost territory. This image is of Anzacs in a trench in Gallipoli.
  • French Positions

    French Positions
    French Allies move positions in Turkey to near the British at Helles. In this image, a French soldier is peering up over a trench.
  • Naval support

    Naval support
    Naval support came for the Allies. The HMS Queen Elizabeth ship fired a shrapnel shell which took out a whole group of Turkish soldiers who were attacking the Allies in Helles. This image is of the HMS Queen Elizabeth on the sea.
  • More Naval Support

    More Naval Support
    War ships London, Canopus Majestic,  Bacchante, Queen, Triumph, Dartmouth and Prince of Wales provided support for the Allies so that they could extend their positions towards the top of the hill. This image shows the crew of one of the war ships.
  • Second Battle of Krithia

    Second Battle of Krithia
    The Allies fought the second battle of Krithia. The Allies tried but the village could not be taken and the Turkish maintained their position. This image is a drawing/interpretation of what the surroundings looked like during the second battle of Krithia.
  • Planning the Offensive

    Planning the Offensive
    On the 15th and 27th of May, the Allies went on stealth expeditions to get a better view of where the enemy was and their defence/weaponry. Reports came back saying that up the valley at Chunuk Bair, there were weak defenses and capture could be possible. This started the plan for the August offensive. This image shows the difficult terrain the Allies had to deal with.
  • German U-boats

    German U-boats
    From the 25th to the 30th of May, the German U-boat (submarine) U21 shot torpedos and sunk 3 British ships, the HMS Triumph, the HMS Majestic and the Tiger. This image is of a German u-boat.
  • Attack at Helles

    Attack at Helles
    Turkish soldiers attacked the British at Helles. The Turkish had 16,000 casualties, over 60% of those being fatalities. This image shows allies resting away from the main battle.
  • The Allies Attack Back

    The Allies Attack Back
    The British soldiers in Helles made an attack for the purpose of gaining more territory. The British did manage to capture some Turkish trenches but not enough to make a big impact. This image shows Turks in their trench.
  • Ally Reinforcements

    Ally Reinforcements
    Over a few nights, 20,000 extra British soldiers were stealthily brought to shore mainly for the "August Offense." This image shows a boat full of British reinforcements.
  • The August Offense

    The August Offense
    This day was the start of the August Offense, the contention was to capture the vantage point at Chunuk Bair. Parts of the British 29th division attacked at the 'vineyard' to slow down Turkish reinforcements for the August Offense. This image shows Ally troops preparing to attack.
  • Capturing Chunuk Bair

    Capturing Chunuk Bair
    On the 8th of August, the Allies finally took over Chunuk Bair. Turkish counter-attacks were unsuccessful in holding them off. This image shows the Allies advancing up to Chunuk Bair.
  • Chunuk Bair Lost

    Chunuk Bair Lost
    The Turks planned a major counter attack to try and reclaim Chunuk Bair. They pushed the Allies over the edge and down towards the sea but were slaughtered by naval bombing and heavy machine gun fire. In the end the August Offense was a failure. This image shows the Allies retreating from the aggressive Turkish attack.
  • Bad News

    Bad News
    With news that Bulgaria was entering the war on the German side, the Allies know that the Turks would be able to receive back up.
  • Talks of Evacuation

    Talks of Evacuation
    Lord Kitchener recommend that Gallipoli should be evacuated. The total amount of troops that would need to be taken off would be 93,000. This image shows a brave soldier carrying back a fallen soldier.
  • Permission Granted

    Permission Granted
    The British government gave full approval to retreat from Gallipoli and return. This image is a symbol of the devastation endured by the soldiers.
  • Evacuation from Suvla

    Evacuation from Suvla
    British and Anzac soldiers were evacuated from Suvla. There were very little if any casualties during the evacuation over the previous two weeks. This image shows soldiers evacuating from the shores.
  • Evacuation from Helles

    Evacuation from Helles
    17,000 troops were evacuated from Helles, ending the Gallipoli campaign for good. In 8 days, 35,000 troops were transported off Helles.This image shows one of the clever tricks the Anzacs had while retreating. They would set up a rifle connected to a string and pot, and water would drip down into the pot and everytime it got heavy enough it would pull the trigger, this gave the enemies a false idea of where they were.