Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today's Middle East

April 24, 2015 5:34 PM

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Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today's Middle East

Heads of state and thousands of guests traveled to the windswept shores of western Turkey on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of one of World War I's most infamous battles. The Gallipoli 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 allies withdrew, setting in motion events that would leave the region forever changed.

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