The ANZAC troops landed before dawn. When they landed in the Gallipoli peninsula, they encountered heavy fire from the Turkish soldiers hiding in the cliffs. As the night fell, the ANZAC soldiers had only a few square kilometres of beach and cliffs left.
During the night, the Turkish launched waves of counter attacks.
Strategically, it had been a failure. However, it proved that the Australian troops can work together and overcome their experience. Around 8500 Australian men died.