Lead: During World War I at Gallipoli, forces of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, Anzac, endured a bitter and disheartening trail by fire. 

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.               

Content: In early 1915 an attempt by French and British naval units to force the strategic Dardanelles Strait in European Turkey failed. Forming the western shore of the strait is the peninsula Gallipoli extending 50-miles southwest into the Aegean Sea. This ill-fated naval expedition telegraphed the allies intent and in the month after the withdrawal of the ships the Turks reinforced their positions, hauled in heavy artillery and increased their defensive troops by a factor of six.