History KS3 / KS4: The Gallipoli campaign

The global nature of the conflict was illustrated by the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in 1915.

This attack on Germany’s ally, Turkey, featured a large number of Australian and New Zealand troops fighting in support of Britain and France.

Frank’s experiences included an initial assault on the beaches, the perils of snipers and the impossibility of making progress against a resolute enemy, unwilling to retreat an inch.

This is from the series: I Was There: The Great War Interviews

Contains scenes which may upset younger viewers.

Teacher review prior to use in class is recommended.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to begin an exploration of the reasons why the Gallipoli campaign failed.

It may also be a useful way of introducing the way that the war was a truly global conflict.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching History at KS3, KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland

Also at Third Level, Fourth Level, National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.

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