Warships near the Gallipoli Penninsula, Turkey during the Gallipoli Campaign of WWI, 1915. The Battle of Gallipoli was a WWI campaign that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire (April 25, 1915 - January 9, 1916. The peninsula forms t

Warships near the Gallipoli Penninsula, Turkey during the Gallipoli Campaign of WWI, 1915. The Battle of Gallipoli was a WWI campaign that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire (April 25, 1915 - January 9, 1916. The peninsula forms t Stock Photo
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Warships near the Gallipoli Penninsula, Turkey during the Gallipoli Campaign of WWI, 1915. The Battle of Gallipoli was a WWI campaign that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire (April 25, 1915 - January 9, 1916. The peninsula forms the northern bank of the Dardanelles, a strait that provides a sea route to what was then the Russian Empire, one of the Allied powers during the war. Intending to secure it, Russia's allies Britain and France launched a naval attack followed by an amphibious landing on the peninsula with the eventual aim of capturing the Ottoman capital of Constantinople. The naval attack was repelled and, after eight months' fighting, with many casualties on both sides, the land campaign also failed and the invasion force was withdrawn to Egypt. The campaign was one of the greatest Ottoman victories during the war and is considered a major Allied failure. In Turkey, it is regarded as a defining moment in the nation's history.