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Tango0109 Jul 2020 10:03 p.m. PST

"The Gallipoli (or Dardanelles) campaign was the ill fated Allied attempt to weaken the Ottorman empire by taking control of the straights that provided a supply route to Russia. Despite a large Naval presence and mass landing of troops eight months of fighting saw the allies defeated by the only real Ottoman victory of WWI. Modern day Turkey see this event as a defining moment in the creation of the Turkish State. Due to the large numbers of Australian and New Zealand commonwealth forces who fought and sadly died during the campaign ANZAC Day was created to honour those men. In both countries this has grown to mark the main day of commemoration for all wars and operations which have followed…"

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Uparmored11 Jul 2020 7:25 a.m. PST

That cover art is hilarious. So apparantly, as attacking Turks are 15 metres away a few Australians stand completely at ease, as if nothing is happening. hahahaha

Tango0111 Jul 2020 12:35 p.m. PST

Seems it was a "blind" battalion (smile)

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monk2002uk11 Jul 2020 9:49 p.m. PST

Not blind, just:

'No worries, Cobber. She'll be right.'

Robert

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