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Central Powers

Key statistics and facts about the forces of Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany and the Ottoman Empire during the First World War Read the full article

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Key information and statistics about the Ottoman Empire during the First World

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. Read the full article

Page 3 - Three wars in three years, 1911-13

The Ottoman Empire came under attack in wars fought in Libya and the Balkans between 1911 and 1913.

Page 4 - Ottoman Empire enters the First World War

Enver Pasha, the Ottoman Minister for War, reacted to the mobilisation of the Russian Army by ordering the Ottoman Army to prepare for war in August 1914.

Page 5 - Ottoman Empire at war

How the Ottoman Empire fared during the First World War

Page 6 - The Armenians' suffering

Turkey has always denied accusations that the Ottoman authorities committed genocide against their Armenian

Page 8 - The Arab Revolt, 1916-18

The rise of its Arab subjects against the Ottoman Empire in the later years of the First World War saw them fight alongside the British forces, though ultimately they were

Page 9 - Collapse of the Ottoman Empire, 1918-1920

The Armistice of 31 October 1918 ended the fighting between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies but did not bring stability or peace to the

Page 11 - The Ottoman Army

There were some Arab and even a few non-Muslim officers in the Ottoman Army in 1914, but all the senior military commands were held by

Page 12 - The Turkish soldier's experience

Mehmetçik – ‘Little Mehmet’ – was an affectionate Turkish nickname for Ottoman (Turkish)

Page 13 - Weapons of the Ottoman Army

The Ottoman Army went to war in 1914 with significant gaps in its arsenal, particularly in machine guns and field artillery.

Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment timeline

Timeline for the Wellington Mounted Rifles in 1915 Read the full article

Page 2 - 1916

Timeline for the Wellington Mounted Rifles in

Page 3 - 1917

What the Wellington Mounted Rifles did in

Page 4 - 1918

The Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment (WMR), along with the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR), moves east across Palestine into the Jordan Valley in early

Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment timeline

The Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment actions in 1915, from Sinai to Gallipoli Read the full article

Page 2 - 1916

When most of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force goes to France in April 1916, the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) remains in Egypt as part of an Anzac Mounted Division

Page 3 - 1917

During 1917 the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment (AMR) and the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) take part in three battles for

Page 4 - 1918

The Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment (AMR) and the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) move east across Palestine into the Jordan Valley in early 1918 as part of

Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment timeline

In May the CMR and the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) are thrown – as infantry – into the desperate struggle to seize the commanding heights of the Gallipoli Peninsula. In the next four months the regiment suffers more than half of all its casualties in the war. Read the full article

Page 2 - 1916

When most of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force goes to France in April 1916, the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) remains in Egypt as part of an Anzac Mounted

Page 3 - 1917

During 1917 the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment (CMR) and the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) take part in three battles for

Page 4 - 1918

The Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment (CMR) and the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) move east across Palestine into the Jordan Valley in early 1918 as part