26 April 2018

And Why Was It Yesterday?

Why was ANZAC day yesterday?

Because in 1915, April 25 was the beginning of Gallipoli.

Gallipoli appears to have been a British attempt to completely eliminate the entire ANZAC force as quickly as possible by letting the Turks Ottomans shoot them.

65,000 Australian and New Zealand troops are present; 26,111 become casualties, including 8,141 dead in almost a year of fruitless fighting.

2 comments:

  1. To be fair,at that time the British didn't have any Poles to use.

    Wafa Wafa, Wasara, Wasara.

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  2. Never attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence. The basic idea of Gallipoli was fairly good, and if the op had worked, would have likely prevented the *spit ptooey* Russian Revolution, by allowing Russia to be much more easily re-supplied. However, the execution was abysmally bad, and that allowed the Turks, under their best general, Kemal Pasha (later Mustafa Kemal, first President of the Republic of Turkey) time to get there and get his guys dug in on the top of the cliffs the Allies should have taken, and could have taken, when they first got there. They paid a dreadful price for underestimating the Turks, as they also did at Kut.

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