Argentine forces in the Falklands by text by Nicholas Van der Bijl ; colour plates by Paul

By text by Nicholas Van der Bijl ; colour plates by Paul Hannon.

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15 In the early 1980s, a decade after the groundwork had been laid in 1972, local Turkish groups again began seeking ways to involve 17 Gallipoli – The Turkish Story 3/2/03 8:10 AM Page 18 GALLIPOLI themselves in their adopted country’s Anzac Day rituals. Undoubtedly, their motives were many and varied: to celebrate their own heritage as it relates to Gallipoli, to acknowledge the sacrifices made by the Anzacs, and to find common ground which might foster their own integration into Australia’s multicultural society.

Of a million people by the seventeenth century. Istanbul was home to many different ethnic and religious groups, all of which were allowed to control their own affairs and keep their language and . traditions. As the capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul established itself as a leading centre for trade and culture. Its cosmopolitan nature was probably meant to reflect the empire itself. The straits of Çanakkale (Dardenelles) were always of the utmost importance to the Ottomans. Before they seized Constantinople, control of the straits was essential if the empire was to remain united.

With the help of Enver Pas¸a, who was now the leader of the Committee of Union and Progress. Minister of War, Chief of the General Staff, and groom to the sultan, the empire’s neutrality was quickly eroded. On Enver’s secret orders, the Imperial Navy, including the two new German warships, sailed into the Black Sea in late October Ottoman troops in training, late 1914. BBC Hulton Picture Library 43 Gallipoli – The Turkish Story 3/2/03 8:10 AM Page 44 GALLIPOLI 1914. It shelled some Russian coastal towns and sank several Russian ships.

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