Events In History


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 6 – The Armenians' suffering

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

  • Page 10 – Birth of the Turkish Republic

    The Birth of the Republic of Turkey from 1920-23


  • 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 10 - The Russian EmpireKey information and statistics about the Empire of Russia during the First World