Information on the Hill 971

Information on the Hill 971

Hill 971 is the highest point of the range. The objective of Allied force was to capture Hill 971 which was one of the dominating positions and turned the flank at Anzac compelling the Turks to retreat back across the peninsula. Anzacs had become lost in the valleys leading up to Hill 971 and never managed to get forward against Turkish counter attacks.

Military assessment

Total Turkish casualty is 211000, Allie’s casualty is 187000 soldiers in the naval and land attacks.

The fear of losing Istanbul for Turks is disappeared; the Allied Navy had failed to capture Istanbul.

The military genius of Mustafa Kemal was seen and known by Turkish Nation and Turkish Army’s prestige was restored.

Battle of Gallipoli caused the World War I to continue two more years.

A connection between Russia and its allies was cut off and Russia deprived of all its aids.

The courage of Turks that they had in defending the Dardanelles became an example for the Turkish Independence War.

Turkey was negatively affected because of the death of many intellectual and educated Turkish people.

War cemeteries in Gallipoli

Today in Gallipoli peninsula there are 31 war cemeteries and 21 of them are in the Anzac area. These cemeteries contain 22000 burials (9000 of them are identified). There are also memorials to the missing and a war memorial for New Zealander soldiers who served on Gallipoli. The war Graves Commission spent many years organizing the cemeteries which are seen today.

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