Members of the British Royal Family attend a ceremony to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign on April 25,
2015 in London, England. The Prince of Wales and his son, Prince Harry have also taken part in the ceremonies, they are in Gallipoli,Turkey. Earlier today, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal, Anne also attended a wreath laying ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral in honor of the fallen.
The Gallipoli land campaign, in which a
combined Allied force of British, French, Australian, New Zealand and
Indian troops sought to occupy the Gallipoli peninsula and the strategic
Dardanelles strait during World War I, began on April 25, 1915 against
Turkish forces of the Ottoman Empire. The Allies, unable to advance more
than a few kilometers, withdrew after eight months. The campaign cost
the Allies approximately 45,000 killed and up to 200,000 wounded, the
Ottomans approximately 85,000 killed and 160,000 wounded.