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So in the Gully Ravine battles, which are know as the bloodest clashes of
the Gallipoli Campaign, the Turkish Forces, with their officers and men,
fought heroically and, even admired by the English and French, carried out
their missions at the cost of their lives and blood.
"A brief history of the Çanakkale Campaign in the First World War" (June 1914-January 1916), (Ankara 2004), The Turkish General Staff Directorate of Military History, p. 173
(*) 5th July 1915
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About 14.000 men were lost in the attack along the two banks of Gully Ravine. .....
As a result, the one day attack (*) of the 1st Army Corps did not provide a
success but came at a cost of 5.052 casualities with 40 % dead or missing,
On the other hand, the casualities for the other Divisions of the Southern group (1st, 4th, 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th Divisions) had (from 28th June to 5th July) reached the number of 10.858 and when adding the casualities of the 3rd and 5th Divisions to this, the total of casualities of the Southern Group in this eight day battle reached 16.000.