Within 24 hours the invasion had become a seige which would last eight and a half months and ultimately fail. 744 Australians died on the first day.
Of the one million men involved in the Gallipoli campaign between one third and one half became casualties. Of the 44,070 Allied soldiers killed 8,709 were Australians. About 86,000 Turks were killed.
What does Gallipoli signify?
An Australian soldier who was there said "it was the absurd sacrifice of young men by old men sitting in stuffed chairs in London".
He spoke of the courage and valour of the young Australian soldiers and how it forged their reputation as brave soldiers who cared for their mates and established a degree of democracy in our army.
For the first time a limited edition collectors print is available for individuals, clubs or schools to commemorate the sacrifice made by the Australian troops on Gallipoli.
This beautifully framed print includes the names of all those killed in the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, the Battles of Lone Pine and The Nek which are imposed onto the photographs, also badges and colour patches, medals as well as maps of the battlefield and the Sands of Gallipoli medallion.
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