53 photographs primarily covering the service of HMS TRIUMPH in the Dardanelles until she was sunk on 25th May 1915. The collection also includes assorted ships and scenes at Gallipoli 1915-1916. Five photographs of the surrender of the German Fleet 1918.
The Dardanelles, a narrow 60-mile-long strip of water that divides Europe from Asia, has been of great strategic significance for centuries. Carefully secured by international treaty, it was the closing of the Dardanelles that eventually brought the Ottoman Empire into the war as a German ally at the end of October 1914.
Gallipoli has become a defining moment in the history of both Australia and New Zealand, revealing characteristics that both countries have used to define their soldiers: endurance, determination, initiative and 'mateship'. Here are 20 remarkable photos from Gallipoli.