Saturday, April 25, 2015

On this day in 1915: Battle of Gallipoli begins

Senseless slaughter during World War I wasn't limited to the the eastern and western fronts. On April 25, 1915, British, Australian, and New Zealander forces invaded the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkish Thrace. The battle ended with an Ottoman Empire victory eight months later. Over 130,000 Turkish and Allied soldiers died at Gallipoli.

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