Gallipoli's Deep Secrets - National Geographic - DVD
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ISBN: DVGDSFormat: PAL DVDSeries: GallipoliRunning Time: 51 MinsCountry of Origin: AustraliaDVD Region: 4 ( Aust & NZ)Age Group: General
On his latest underwater quest the discoverer of the Titanic, Dr Robert Ballard, examines one of the greatest turning points of the 20th century.In what was to become one of the bloodiest and most futile battles of the modern era, Ballard wants to examine how it went so horribly wrong. The answers lie not only on the battlefields but beneath the waves. Ballard reveals the story of Gallipoli as it has never been told before, through its wrecks.
Diving into ancient waters off Turkey, Ballard uncovers the wrecks where the might of the British Navy was outwitted by a weakened Ottoman Empire, unleashing a terrible carnage where hundreds of thousands of young lives would be wasted.
But amongst the tragedy Ballard discovers heroes including one Australian submarine that achieved what no submarine had ever done before.
Sinking of the Lusitania: On the 7th of May, 1915, 1,198 people, including many Americans, were killed on board the British steamship Lusitania when it was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat. The incident is often seen as a catalyst for the United States entering the First World War. Could the British have deliberately placed the ship in danger to incite the wrath of the United States against Germany? Famed marine explorer, Dr Robert Ballard, leads a quest to find the facts behind the Lusitania disaster.