• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Why was it important that the Gallipoli campaign should succeed?

Extracts from this document...


(History Coursework) Assignment: Model B: Gallipoli 1) Why was it important that the Gallipoli campaign should succeed? It was important for the Gallipoli campaign to succeed for several important reasons. There were important military reasons, important political factors which had helped persuade the British and French cabinets to approve the plan and there were important personal reasons for those who planned and backed the campaign. There were many important military reasons for the campaign to succeed. The campaign made strategic sense because if successful it would break the military deadlock on the Western Front. It would also knock Turkey out of the war. Turkey was allied with the Germans and knocking the Turks out of the war would be a step closer for the British to defeating Germany. If the Gallipoli campaign succeeded this would open up a new front which would be able to draw Central Power troops away from the Western and Eastern fronts and open up a new route to attack Germany and Austria-Hungry. This would tighten the encircling military grip round the Central Powers. If the campaign was successful it would greatly benefit the Russians, who were particularly hard-pressed at the time. ...read more.


They thought of the Gallipoli campaign like this because there were many casualties during the war with no success. There were about 10,000 casualties with around 3000 dead. No land was gained by the time Kitchener called off the campaign. The second cartoon is showing a typical Anzac soldier according to the Australians. They viewed themselves as being shabby, cheerful, irreverent and full of pride. Most Australians are like this however this is a stereotyped view. Many Australians are like this, but not all. Still, Australians thought they were like this and were happy to be seen in this light and before the campaign they were the only people who saw themselves as this, everyone else saw them in an awfully bad light. However Source A does not show the full picture on Australian soldiers during the Gallipoli campaign. When the Anzacs fought in Gallipoli the conditions were appalling but they still dug deep to fight to the death. Everybody realised this and even though the battle was lost and the campaign was an utter failure, the Australians were shown in a new, brighter light by everyone else (the British finally saw the Australians and New Zealanders for who they were.) ...read more.


However there is little or no evidence from the sources to support some important reasons for the campaigns failure. Firstly the sources tell us nothing about how the order to withdraw was reached. Secondly they do not say anything about Kitchener's visit and how he subsequently persuaded everyone to carry on with the campaign. Thirdly the sources say nothing about the contribution the Germans made in helping Turkey defend their land. This was crucial because without the Germans the Turks would have struggled. Fourthly the sources say nothing about how the British commanders were refused help from the Royal Flying Corps, who could have helped a lot in assessing the strength of the Turks. My conclusion is that the sources do tell us a great deal about why the Gallipoli campaign failed, but as I have proved the sources do not indicate all the reasons for why the campaign failed. There is sufficient evidence in Sources A to F to explain why the Gallipoli campaign failed, nevertheless there are more reasons stating why the Gallipoli campaign failed which might not be as important, but should be mentioned. (569 words) 24th February 2004 Mitin Bhalsod 11A ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. How important was the war at sea

    But they saw that there was not enough so they also made all men that were able to fight between the ages of 18 and 41 enter the war. They would put the people who didn't believe in fighting into prison or shoot the people who were refusing to fight, as traitors.

  2. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill Focusing on his Political Career

    He soon gained credit for his able defence of the policy of conciliation and self-government in South Africa. When the ministry was reconstructed under Prime Minister Herbert H. Asquith in 1908, Churchill was promoted to president of the Board of Trade, with a seat in the Cabinet.

  1. Why was it important that the Gallipoli Campaign should succeed?

    which in turn would have taken some of the pressure off Russia who were suffering great losses and running dangerously low on supplies. Winston Churchill in particular who was the First Lord of the Admiralty at the time put forward a strong case for a naval assault on Turkey along

  2. Gallipoli Campaign How useful are the views of Anzac soldiers at Gallipoli suggested in ...

    He was also not at the campaign, and therefore he has had to rely on evidence given to him by other historians or soldiers. Source C describes the spirit and bravery of the Australians, although not the New Zealanders. A useful aspect of this source is that it was written

  1. Analysis of Political Cartoons

    This exercise however was "always legitimated within the broader context of moral, cultural, economic and political leadership" (Slater, 1999: 24), in other words its manifest destiny. Post 9/11 America has increased its imperial agenda but encountered "a loss of credibility and legitimacy" (Golub, 2004: 780).

  2. Select and explain the most important turning points in Senator Joe McCarthy's political career

    If you go even deeper, you can see motives for the arms dealers, as Kennedy was reportedly planning on stopping the Vietnam War, which meant less money for them.

  1. American History.

    In the end a slave was declared to be 3/5th of a person. Also, inherent protections of slavery were worked in to the Constitution (slave trade couldn't end for 20 years, fugitive slave laws, etc.) - Anyhow, the CC had its last session on September 17, 1787 and only then was the Constitution made public.

  2. Why did the Gallipoli Campaign fail

    Lack of Intelligence "Know your enemy." This was not, unfortunately, achieved by the Anzac troops. They did not know what weapons the Turks had, they did not know how many men the Turks had, and, as explained in detail below, they did not realise how determined these brave Muslim soldiers

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work