Why we don’t hear about the 10,000 French deaths at Gallipoli


Historian John Horne says that not only was this World War I offensive a failure, the French also saw it at the time as a 'colonial' campaign.

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With almost the same number of soldiers as the Anzacs – 79,000 – and similar death rates – close on 10,000 – French participation in the Gallipoli campaign could not occupy a more different place in national memory. What became a foundation myth in Australia as it also did in the Turkish Republic after 1923 was eventually forgotten in France, writes historian John Horne in The Conversation.