Why did the allies decide to attack Gallipoli in WW1?
The allies decided to attack Gallipoli on April 15th, 1915 largely by the urging of Sir Winston Churchill who saw it as a way to end the stalemate on the western front. British strategists had also for many years believed that the best defense of Egypt and the Suez Canal was an attack on Turkey. If the campaign succeeded it would be a decisive blow to the Germans and give the upper hand to the Allies.
The Russians on the western front were slowly falling apart after the Germans had delivered a crushing blow at Tannenberg. A Turkish advance was also threatening the Russians and so it appea…
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