The Gallipoli Campaign

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The Gallipoli Campaign

By 1915 there was a deadlock on the western front. Winston Churchill decided to attack Turkey in oreder to make a break through. Turkey was considered to be one of Germany's weaker Allies and therefore easy to knock out of the war. Churchill believed that the campaign would be advantageous because:

. Turkey could be quickly knocked out o fthe war, ending conflict in the middle east

.The capture of the Dardanelles would open up a supply route to Russia through the Black Sea which would be better than the ice bound route through Murmansk or Archangel

.The defeat of Turkey would allow British troops…

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