Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Gallipoli facts

Gallipoli was New Zealand’s first Campaign of war. Apparently the Turks wouldn’t be too much trouble. The turks had sided with Germany and the ANZACS we're Itching to take them on.


  1. Hi Bethan,

    It's great to see that you have spent some time learning about the Battle of Gallipoli. It is one of the most famous battles in New Zealand history. Our soldiers arrived on the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915. This is the reason that we celebrate ANZAC Day on 25 April every year. We do this, in part, to remember the soldiers who fought (and died) for their country in Gallipoli (as well as for all other men/women who are part of the armed services in New Zealand and Australia). They are so brave, I think.

    I often think about what it must have been like to be stationed in Gallipoli during the war. Apparently the conditions were really difficult - it was cold, muddy and wet. Many of the soldiers weren't able to take regular baths or find good food to eat.

    My nana was a nurse during World War I and she often talked about how hard it was for both the men and women. Her feet would often get very sore because she had to stand for hours on end, taking care of wounded soldiers. She actually met her husband on a Red Cross (Nursing) ship in Egypt when he was injured and she nursed him back to health.

    I hope that you enjoyed learning a bit about the Battle of Gallipoli, Bethan. This year on 25 April we will have to take time out to remember the soldiers who fought for us in Gallipoli, won't we?

    All the best,
    Rachel :)

  2. Hi Bethan!

    Welcome back to blogging! Wow you really did heaps this time! I'm so excited to read and comment on all your blogs.

    I think you might find that the Gallipoli campaign was actually one of the most deadly for our troops in history, with a fatality rate of between 50% and 80% depending on where you research. So even if we thought they might not be much trouble, they really were. WW1 has one of the highest casualty rates of any war, with nearly 19 million deaths.

    I hope you're having a great week!


    1. Hi Mark

      I agree with you i think that the turks were not going to be much trouble was what our allies thought.