About Gallipoli

This section explores some of the educational issues around the campaign so you can start discussing these with your pupils. Please click on the boxes below or the links in the sidebar. See our Getting started section for teaching approaches. If you are looking for the definitive history of Gallipoli, our Useful Links page has some of the best historical sites, as well as further educational resources.

A 1915 map of Gallipoli and the Dardanelles, for people at home

The Campaign

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The world at war

Harry Biles portrait square

Soldiers’ stories

Big shells pitching in the water, May 8th 1915 by Herbert Hillier, a British sailor who was at Gallipoli. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 4312).  More work by Hillier.

Gallipoli: what does it mean?

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After the war

Fraser, 15, found this piece of barbed wire on the exact spot where so many of the soldiers from Edinburgh had been killed

Gallipoli today