25 April 1915

25 April 1915

Jammed further north than intended, the 9th, 10th, and 11th Battalions of the 3rd Brigade became mixed up as they landed on the beach and headed up the hills. The official time Duncan Chapman stepped on to the beach was 4.28 am but timepieces had not been...
Turkish tenacity and a brilliant leader

Turkish tenacity and a brilliant leader

A Turkish Lieutenant Colonel with piercing blue eyes and a powerful presence stepped forward as the Anzacs landed on Gallipoli, rallying his men to hold back the foreigners scrambling up the steep, gorse-covered hills. Mustafa Kemal, later to become known to the world...
These continual frontal attacks

These continual frontal attacks

‘Casualties? What do I care about casualties?’ attributed to General Aylmer Hunter-Weston Two brigades of Australians and New Zealanders were taken from Anzac Cove to Helles for the Second Battle of Krithia on May 6. The First Battle of Krithia on April 28 had been a...
The Nek

The Nek

‘As they rose Turkish machine guns just poured out lead and our fellows went down like corn before a scythe.’ Only the New Zealanders ended the night march somewhere near their objective at dawn on August 7. As they climbed to the top of Rhododendron Ridge, they could...
The first week

The first week

‘They pinked me nicely – it was fun while it lasted’ Unable to achieve their objectives on the heights of Chunuk Bair and Achi Baba, the Anzacs and the British dug in. Gallipoli, like the Western Front, turned into a war of attrition. The German commander, Liman von...