Gallipoli Campaign

  • ANZAC Invasion

    The ANZAC troops landed on Z beach, later ANZAC Cove. They landed under the cover of darkness, as it was supposed to be a surprise attack. Their attack against the Ottomans commenced at around 1:30am on 25th April.
  • British Invasion

    Sir Ian Hamilton's orders were for the British troops to land at five different points along the coastline, on the beaches the British called S, V, W, X and Y. The S and X beaches were lightly defended, and the casualties were minimal on both sides. The men lwho were supposed to be landing at V beach encountered such heavy fire that they joined with the troops landing at W beach. The troops landing at Y beach were forced to evacuate. Over half a battalion of men died in the landing.