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WWI Propaganda Poster (Australian) - A Call From The Dardenelles - Framed Picture - 14"H x 11"W

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WWI Propaganda Poster (Australian) - A Call From The Dardenelles - Framed Picture - 14"H x 11"W

One of the many Propaganda to be issued by Australia during World War I

The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale, was a World War I campaign that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire.

The peninsula forms the northern bank of the Dardanelles, a strait that provided a sea route to the Russian Empire, (one of the Allied powers). Intending to secure it, Russia's allies Britain and France launched a naval attack followed by an amphibious landing on the peninsula, with the aim of capturing the Ottoman capital of Constantinople. The naval attack was repelled and after eight months' fighting, with many casualties on both sides, the land campaign was abandoned and the invasion force was withdrawn to Egypt.

The campaign was one of the greatest Ottoman victories during the war. The struggle formed the basis for the Turkish War of Independence and the declaration of the Republic of Turkey.

The campaign is often considered as marking the birth of national consciousness in Australia and New Zealand and the date of the landing, 25 April, is known as "Anzac Day" which is the most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans in those two countries, surpassing Remembrance Day.


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