Completing the story of the Gallipoli Campaign: researching the Turkish archives for a more comprehensive history

Harvey Broadbent

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Abstract

This article represents a work-in-progress survey on the development stage of the Gallipoli Centenary Turkish Archives Project conducted by the Department of Modern History at Sydney's Macquarie University in association with the History Department at Turkey's Middle East Technical University, Ankara. The universities recently conducted a pilot research project to reveal and investigate original Turkish documentation relating to the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign of the First World War. The campaign is accepted as being historically significant for both Australia and Turkey. However, the majority of the large amount of historical research on the campaign has been from Allied sources-British, Australian and French. Research from Turkish sources has been cursory but now recently identified Turkish document collections promise to provide the last remaining and significant store of Gallipoli Campaign material yet to be researched.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-223
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Society for Army Historical Research
Volume85
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Gallipoli CampaignFirst World WarAnzacsOttoman Fifth Army

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