Friday, 24 April 2015

WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services

Events are due to take place to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest of World War One.

Prince Charles and Prince Harry will be among those attending services at the site of the battle at Cape Helles on the Turkish peninsula on Friday.
The leaders of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey will also attend the events.
About 141,000 died in the campaign, including 10,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) soldiers.
Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in modern-day western Turkey - then part of the Ottoman Empire - in April 1915.
Their aim was to move inland and capture the capital Constantinople (now Istanbul) in order to force the Ottomans, who were fighting alongside the Germans, out of the war.

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