The Ottoman Empire

  • The Ottoman Empire

    Few Kiwis today know much about one of our main First World War enemies, the Ottoman Empire - a sophisticated but often forgotten empire whose soldiers fought against New Zealand troops for four years in the Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine campaigns.

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  • Page 3 - Three wars in three years, 1911-13The Ottoman Empire came under attack in wars fought in Libya and the Balkans between 1911 and 1913.


  • Allies

    The military alliance that fought against the Central Powers was known as the Allies. Initially this alliance was based around the four great powers of Russia, France, Japan and the British Empire, along with the smaller states of Serbia, Montenegro and Belgium that also went to war in 1914.

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  • Page 5 - Kingdom of ItalyKey information and statistics about the Kingdom of Italy during the First World
  • Main image: Sinking of Ramb I

    HMS (later HMNZS) Leander sinks the Italian armed merchant vessel Ramb I on 27 February 1941