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Gallipoli
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Gallipoli

A peninsula bordering on the Dardanelles. The military conflict at Gallipoli was a direct consequence of the failed naval operation in the Dardanelles. The British leadership wished to make up for this reverse by conducting a landing operation on the northern Turkish coast. This was remarkable inasmuch as it had always argued in front of the War Council that the great advantage of the Dardanelles operation lay in the fact that it could easily be called off in the event of a failure. It was now claimed that British prestige “in the East” could not tolerate such a humiliation. T…

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Prior, Robin and Wilson, Trevor, “Gallipoli”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0229>
First published online: 2015



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