What Happened?

The long battle had gone on for months. Both the Allies (including the ANZACs and the British) and the Turks had fought hard and lost many lives, but no progress had been made. A decision to evacuate was made:
• Why did the soldiers feel bad about leaving?
• They wanted to evacuate without the Turks knowing. How did they achieve this? Explain 5 - 10 different actions to ensure a safe evacuation.
• Of those who came to the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915, how many survived, how many were injured and how many died there?

 

Use what you have learnt to:

Construct a graph to show what happened to the ANZACs who fought at Gallipoli.

Break down the big picture into parts:

You are one of the commanders in charge of ensuring a safe evacuation from Gallipoli. Write a list of instructions / rules for your soldiers to follow.

Create something new:

Kemel Mustafa a legendary leader of Turkey erected a memorial for the families of the ANZAC soldiers at Gallipoli. This is what is written on that memorial:

"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives ...
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours...
You, the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears;
Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace.
After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well."

You have been asked to write the words to go on a memorial at Gallipoli on behalf of the New Zealand and Australian people of today. Before you start writing, think of the main message that you want to get across. Write what you would like to see written on such a memorial.

Use your knowledge and own ideas to form a point of view:

If the ANZAC soldiers hadn't fought so bravely for our country at Gallipoli ... how do you think our people would be different today?