February 1936

An Introduction to the Gallipoli Campaign

Volume 20, Issue 1

PART I

THE GENERAL SITUATION

At the beginning of 1915, England, France, Russia. Belgium and Serbia were at war with Germany and Austria-Hungary. Italy, disregarding her alliance with the Central Powers, was neutral, waiting to pick the winner. Bulgaria, inclined toward Germany, and Rumania, favoring the Allies, were both neutral, as was also Greece. Turkey had just entered the war on the side of Germany.

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