Gallipoli is a peninsula located in northwest Turkey, between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles Strait. The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, was a military campaign fought during World War I between April 25, 1915, and January 9, 1916, on the Gallipoli peninsula. The campaign was fought between the Allied Powers, including Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand, and the Ottoman Empire, which was allied with Germany and Austria-Hungary at the time.
The campaign was aimed at capturing the Ottoman Empire’s capital, Constantinople (now Istanbul), and securing a sea route to Russia. However, the campaign was a failure and resulted in significant casualties on both sides, with over 130,000 deaths in total.
The Gallipoli Campaign is particularly significant in the history of Australia and New Zealand, as their troops formed the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) that fought in the campaign. ANZAC Day is now a national day of remembrance in both countries to honor the service and sacrifice of ANZAC troops.
The Gallipoli Campaign also had a significant impact on the Ottoman Empire and Turkey’s history. The campaign is considered a key moment in the emergence of Turkish national identity, and it is commemorated as a national holiday in Turkey. Today, It is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to see the battlefields, cemeteries, and memorials that commemorate the events of the Gallipoli Campaign and you can contact us to get more information about the tour and also in Spanish language as well.Share this tour