With their decision to launch the Gallipoli campaign im 1916, The Allied  countries hoped that after the Turkish defeat, Germany would be forced to have to engage significant numbers of their forces to Eastern Europe, weakening  their forces significantly  on the Western Front.

In his article Ugur Cenk Deniz Imamoglu (Turkish Historical Society) gives a brief account of the geoplitical situation before the Allied offensive, describes the military developments, and  discusses the heritage of the Gallipoli battlefield itself.

The article was published in a post-conference catalogue published by Museum WWII in Gdansk, World Battlefields Museums Forum. Available in an online museum shop >>