The Allies at Gallipoli: Defeat in 1915, Disgrace in 2015

By David Boyajian

April 25 will mark 100 years since the Allies – the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and France – made their ill-fated landing on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula during WW1. Having barely gotten off the beaches after months of fighting, the Allies withdrew in defeat leaving over 44,000 dead and 97,000 wounded.

WGAR News: Gallipoli not the only war to define Australian warfare: Gary Foley, Canberra Times

Newsletter date: 29 April 2014


* Gary Foley, Canberra Times: Gallipoli not the only war to define Australian warfare
* Nicholas Clements, The Conversation: Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember?
* Peter Stanley, The Conversation: On Anzac Day, we remember the Great War but forget our first war

* Geoff Bagnall, National Indigenous Times: Euahlayi People take their fight for their lands to Supreme Court
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement

WGAR News: Aboriginal deaths recalled at Canberra vigil: Biwa Kwan, SBS Radionews

Newsletter date: 27 April 2013


* SBS Radionews Audio: Aboriginal deaths recalled at Canberra vigil
* SBS Living Black Radio Remembers Our First Nations ANZACS, from two countries
* NITV News: Black Diggers Project brings Indigenous soldiers to the stage
* NITV News: Calls to better honour Indigenous soldiers
* SBS Radionews Audio: Recognising the role of Indigenous and Maori soldiers
* SBS Radionews Audio: Indigenous families in ANZAC Day march
* The Wire Audio: From the boxing ring to Gallipoli: Joe Murray's story

WGAR News: 'Gallipoli, Inc' helps the denial of genocide: David T. Rowlands, Green Left

Newsletter date: 25 April 2013


* David T. Rowlands, Green Left: 'Gallipoli, Inc' helps the denial of genocide
* Dean Ashenden, Canberra Times: Best we forget?
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Killing Times
* Noah Riseman, WA Today: Our black history: lest we forget Aboriginal veterans
* Keeli Cambourne, Illawarra Mercury: Aboriginal Diggers 'couldn't even get a beer in a pub'
* The Stringer: Roger Cook gets it right, Governor wrong
* Richard Fotheringham, Australian: Inside the killing fields of Queensland
* NIRS: Australians urged to remember Indigenous diggers

ANZAC Day Statement from Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group

WAR IS HELL. Galllipoli, 1915. On 25 April, 1915, Australian, British and other imperialist troops landed on a Turkish beach. It was the beginning of a horrendous waste of human life in the Gallipoli campaign, which was itself a minor part of the larger waste of human life during World War I. Both sides in this war were reactionary imperialist alliances, fighting to re-divide the world in the struggle for colonies, resources and markets.