Showing at Te Papa Tongarewa (National Museum of New Zealand) One hundred years since the landings on Gallipoli in World War 1 .
Marking the centenary Te Papa together with Weta Workshops (of Lord of the Kings Fame) taking you back to Gallipoli.
New Zealand troops were involved in their first objective of the First World War during the Allied invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula in April 1915. Hoping to seize control of the Dardanelles Strait so that the allies had easy access to attack Constantinople (Istanbul), in Turkey. The Turks had sided with Germany in the war.
The Australia and New Zealand Army Corps landed at a small bay (now known as Anzac Cove) on the Gallipoli peninsula on 25 April 1915.