Gallipoli and the Anzac Legend

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Gallipoli and the Anzac Legend

-Winston Churchill, wartime leader, thought up of the Gallipoli campaign. - The idea behind the Gallipoli campaign was to split Germany's troops when they 'needed' to help the small Turkish army, Germany's lines in battle would be weakened. -Churchill wanted to start the campaign as soon as possible. -Senior commanders from the navy believed that long term planning was necessary for winning-Even though the plan was risky because executing it was such short notice was dangerous, the War council approved of the plan. -It was believed that the Turkish would be an easy target and that minimal force would be needeed to win.

Gallipoli's contribution to the Anzac Legend

August 1914 - Australian soldiers sent to Egypt25th April 1915 - Anzacs landed on Anzac CoveDuring 1915 - Stalemate on both sides8-10 December 1915 - Successful evacuation of Australian troops

-The characteristics dispayed by the soldiers created part of the Anzac Legend. -It was when the Anzacs were placed in challenging times that the characteristics for the Anzac Legend were revealed. -Gallipoli was a defining moment of Australia's, as a nation.

The Anzac Legend

ANZAC : Australian New Zealand Army CorpsThe Anzac Legend consists of the characteristics displayed by the soldiers. Such as:-the ability to remain cheerful despite difficult times-the spirit of mateship (sacrificing one's life for a mate)-ingenuity (rigging bombs fom tin cans, and the periscope rifle)


The Gallipoli campaign was a major contributor to the creation of the Anzac Legend, as soldiers displayed mateship, integrity, and courage against insurmountable obstacles.

Gallipoli & the Anzac Legend


Gallipoli Video

Lambert, George (1920-22) 'The Landing'

Burgess, Arthur (1920) 'Emden beached, and done for'Retrieved from the Australian War Memorial website

Brooks, Ernest (1915) Ausralian Sniper using a periscope rifle in Gallipoli, 1915 Retrieved from Imperial War Museum website

Badge commemorating 100 years since landing at Anzac Cove. Retrieved from

History of Gallipoli

2:55 Jackson, Peter (Uploaded 2008) 'Restored Gallipoli Film' Retrieved from Youtube


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