A conference will take place at PRONI in Belfast on April 30 examining the role of Irishmen throughout the Gallipoli campaign. 

The event is a joint venture by PRONI and Antrim and Down Western Front Association Branch, supported by the Living Legacies 1914-18 engagement centre.

The Gallipoli Campaign, known to the Turkish as the battle of Canakkale, still remains controversial. France, Britain and its dominions fought to eliminate Turkey from the Great War by landing on the northern bank of the Dardanelles, marching on the Ottoman capital Constantinople to open the Dardanelles sea channel to Russia.

A brilliant strategic plan was marred by tactical failure and poor execution. The initial naval attack was repelled and subsequent land campaign also failed at a cost of 250,000 allied casualties which led to the invasion force being evacuated in January 1916 after 8 months of fighting.

This conferences seeks to examine this campaign 100 years on with special focus on the experience and role of Ireland and Irish people.

Speakers are still to be confirmed. Admission to this event is free. For more details and to book a place, email: proni@dcalni.gov.uk or tel: 028 9053 4800.

Event Details

Address

PRONI
2 Titanic Boulevard
Belfast
Antrim
BT3 9HQ

Date

Thursday, April 30, 2015 -
10:00 to 16:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Conference: Ireland and Gallipoli