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Views of Cape Helles, Cannakale Monument, Bigali


Cape Helles and the campaigns around Krithia and Achi Baba make for hard reading. The casualties were astounding and vastly dis-proportional to the gains made. The lesson that valour means nought against machine guns and modern artillery had yet to be learnt.


Australian troops were drawn from Gallipoli to attack at Krithia. The young and game volunteer soldiers were wasted in pointless attacks in the open against entrenched Turkish troops.


Earlier in landing at Cape Helles British troops were slaughtered when attempting a beach landing in daylight against Turkish troops entrenched in the heights. The landing from the River Clyde at Sudelbahir was particularly bloody.


Bigali was the site Kemal Ataturk's original HQ.