Gallipoli & ANZAC Commemorative Events
Members of a military band perform during a wreath laying ceremony to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One at St Paul's Cathedral on April 25, 2015 in London, England. The Gallipoli land campaign, in which a combined Allied force of British, French, Australian, New Zealand and Indian troops sought to occupy the Gallipoli Peninsula and the strategic Dardanelles Strait during World War I, began on April 25, 1915 against Turkish forces of the Ottoman Empire. The Allies, unable to advance more than a few kilometers, withdrew after eight months. The campaign saw 50,000 Allied troops killed and a further 200,000 wounded. The Ottomans lost 85,000 with a further 160,000 wounded.