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"After Gallipoli: Whither New Zealand? " Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2016 12:51 p.m. PST

"In all, 2,779 New Zealanders had died at Gallipoli. Following the evacuation the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade, which had fought at Gallipoli as infantry, joined Australian mounted units to form the ANZAC Mounted Division. This unit continued the fight against the Ottoman Empire, taking a prominent part in the Sinai–Palestine campaign of 1916–18. Some New Zealanders served in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq, then a Turkish province). New Zealand's cruiser, HMS Philomel, was also deployed in the region, patrolling in the Red Sea. In 1916 the emphasis shifted to Europe. The Sinai–Palestine campaign cost 543 New Zealand lives.

But these operations against the Ottoman Empire became a sideshow in New Zealand's war effort…"
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stephen phillip03 Feb 2016 7:47 a.m. PST

42% of nz men between the military age of 21 and 49 served in the war, thats just over 100000 men of which 72000 were volunteers. Total nz population at the time was about 1 million.
New zealanders killed or died from diseases 18000

Of all the british dominons nz made the biggest contribution per capitia of population

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