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Gallipoli 1915 Robert Bell Year 9 In the early hours of Sunday the 25th of April 1915 the first contingent of Anzacs landed at a beach North of Gaba Tebe this was the first of many landing staged at Gallipoli On the same day over 8 landing were staged Whilst the allies were backed by a heavy naval presence the fighting was savage and heavy causalities were inflicted on the both sides When we directed our fire at them I saw a lot of heads legs and arms fly into the air an account from an Anzac troop On the eve of the 25th both armies were at a standstill These landing were the first part of huge campaign which were to last 10 months Gallipoli was where Australian and New Zealand troops the Anzacs were branded with reputation of brave tough and good willed soldiers who loved their countries and fought courageously for them They were also considered as larrikins by some competitive understanding caring and nationalistic The Anzacs as they were called were hailed on for having these values A single Victorian digger LC Albert Jacka evicted a group of Turks from a captured Australian trench shooting five and bayoneting two more This single man sums up the bravery shown by Anzac diggers when fighting the Turks At times the Australians would rather play cricket than battle it out in the trenches They played under the danger of enemy fire yet they continued proud of their country and really laughed in the face of danger On May the 24th an armistice was agreed by both sides to collect bodies this was an act of understanding Whilst the Turks killed and wounded Anzac soldiers the Anzacs treated enemy prisoners well even offering wounded enemy soldiers drinks in the field Whilst these were acts of humanity the competitive nature of the Anzac troops also prevailed with shooting competitions held with the Turks
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