Gallipoli


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Gal·lip·o·li

 (gə-lĭp′ə-lē)
A narrow peninsula of northwest Turkey between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros. It was the scene of heavy fighting (1915) between Allied and Turkish forces in World War I.

Gallipoli

(ɡəˈlɪpəlɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign in 1915
2. (Placename) a port in NW Turkey, at the entrance to the Sea of Marmara: historically important for its strategic position. Pop: 22 000 (latest est)
Turkish name: Gelibolu
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For many years there lived near the town of Gallipolis, Ohio, an old man named Herman Deluse.
He had come up the river in a steamboat, and landing at Gallipolis the previous evening had immediately obtained a horse and buggy and set out for home.
Athens, April 28: The four, principal points of debarkation were Suvla Burnu, Helles Burnu, Kum Kaleh, and in the Gulf of Saros, on the coast below Ghennikos, and in a line with Gallipoli town.
Following the Ottoman decision to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers, the British, French and Russians hatched a plan to finish the Ottomans off: an ambitious and unprecedented invasion of Gallipoli .
Russell Crowe has attracted controversy over his views of the Gallipoli Campaign, saying people believe the "mythology" around the invasion.
Next year marks the centenary of the sinking of a troop ship bound for the Great War battlefield of Gallipoli with the loss of 860 British lives.
It has now been over one hundred years since the First World War broke out, and April 2015 is the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Gallipoli campaign.
Henry's ship HMS Implacable was involved in the bombardment of the German army on the Belgian coast, the Gallipoli landings and the defence of the Suez Canal.
Summary: Turkish lawmakers back bill banning alcohol for visitors who come every year to honour those killed in WWI Gallipoli campaign.
THE designer of a memorial in Staffordshire to the Gallipoli campaign has appealed for help to fund a facelift of the work ahead of the 99th anniversary of one of the First World War's bloodiest battles.
Anzac Day commemorates the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, beginning an eight-month long hard-fought campaign.
Voyage to Gallipoli is an accessible Australian military history, that narrates the chain of events from the beginning of World War I to the arrival of the ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, April 1915.