Gallipoli Campaign

Image: Anzac Cove, Gallipoli  by State Library of South Australia on Flickr

This year, 2015, is the 100 year anniversary since the landing of ANZAC troops on the beaches of Gallipoli, Turkey. Discover the history and what happened with the landing of the New Zealand and Australian troops. These resources have been selected to support this popular topic – Gallipoli SCIS 1674365

See also: Anzac and Anzac Day: New Zealand First World War battles

All About Turkey

Covers the history of Gallipoli and the campaign, World War I from the Turkish perspective, including naval battles, and land battles.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

BBC History World War 1

The battle for Gallipoli February 1915 - January 1916.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Digital NZ

This site provides access to thousands of pictures, video, sounds and objects from New Zealand museums, libraries, galleries,  archives and private institutions. To discover sets and items use the search term Gallipoli

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Witness history through the eyes of the people who lived it. Read how the war on the Western Front became a stalemate and the Allied leaders scoured their maps to find a solution.

Suggested level: primary

First World War Resource Guide for Schools 

You will find links to a wide range of items including images, articles, websites and databases. In total they detail the many perspectives of New Zealand’s involvement in the war. Suitable for teachers and students.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Gallipoli and the ANZACS Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs 

Provides an insight into the Turkish perspective of Gallipoli and also of other nations involved in this tragic campaign.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

The Gallipoli Campaign

Every year New Zealanders and Australians mark the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings on 25 April 1915. 

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Google Maps
The Google Street View Trekker allows you to virtually explore 360-degree online imagery of Gallipoli locations including Chunuk Bair, the ANZAC Cove Ceremonial Area and other important historic memorial sites.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Kiwis at War - Gallipoli

Explore the stories behind our New Zealand war history and discover what is on display at our National Army Museum, Waiouru. Real stories of Kiwi soldiers who served around the world, including examples from Gallipoli. 

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Various websites linking to other areas that give you more information about the Gallipoli campaign.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Meet the ANZACS, by Claire Saxby, 2014 (picture book)
Best  mates: Three lads who went to war together, by Philippa Werry, 2014 (picture book)
Simpson’s donkey: a wartime journey to Gallipoli and beyond, by Peter Stanley, 2011 (junior fiction)
Light Horse Boy, by Diane Wolfer, 2013 (fiction)

Light House Girl, by Diane Wolfer, 2010 (YA fiction)
Gallipoli and the Southern Theaters, by Gary Jeffrey, 2013 (graphic novel)


Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story, NZ On Screen