ANZAC InvasionThe 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 InvasionSir 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.