WW1 - Great War Middle East and Gallipoli

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The Gallipoli campaign was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers of World War I to control the sea route from Europe to Russia. The campaign saw Ottoman forces, fighting under German command, repel an Allied attack led by Britain and France. Nine months of fighting left a half-million dead and wounded on both sides. 

The Middle Eastern theatre of World War I saw action between 29 October 1914 and 30 October 1918. The combatants were, on one side, the Ottoman Empire (including Kurds and some Arab tribes), with some assistance from the other Central Powers; and on the other side, the British (with the help of Jews, Greeks, Assyrians and the majority of Arabs) and the Russians.

The British and French opened overseas fronts with the Gallipoli (1915) and Mesopotamian campaigns (1914). In Gallipoli, the Ottoman Empire successfully repelled the British, French, and Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs).