Gal­lipoli

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BBC TWO In 1915, at­tempt­ing to knock Turkey out of the war, Bri­tish Em­pire forces landed on the Gal­lipoli penin­sula. What fol­lowed was a mil­i­tary disas­ter as troops be­came pinned down and Al­lied forces were forced to with­draw in 1916. But what ex­actly went wrong?

Co­in­cid­ing with the cen­te­nary of the ill-fated Dar­danelles Cam­paign, this doc­u­men­tary tells the story of the bat­tle on the ground, and also a wider tale of ar­gu­ments in White­hall and crit­i­cism from the press.

As well as draw­ing on first-hand ac­counts, the doc­u­men­tary fea­tures a rare in­ter­view with bil­lion­aire press mag­nate Rupert Mur­doch, who re­counts the role of his news­pa­per­man father, Keith Mur­doch, in bring­ing the cam­paign to an end.

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