Dardanelles failure has put an end to the British Empire's apogee. From then on Britain's
influence in her dominions had gradually declined. Despondent Africa and India have
revolted. A period of awakening had begun in the dominions with the sense of national
identity. In 20-30 years time, the British Empire has came to an end. The British has
sailed for the world sovereignty but the Dardanelles campaign has misled their route.
After the Dardanelles Campaign, the course of history had been changed not only for
Britain but also for Russia. Russia has entered a period of progression and this
progression reached its highest point in the Second World War.
On the other hand, the Ottoman Government has closed the straits until the end of First
World War and banned any passage through. Doubtless, this closure had very negative
effects on international trading and especially on the countries neighbouring the Black
- According to the Turkish sources, the Allies' total casualties are 187.000 soldiers. The
Turkish causality is 57.084 soldiers in the land attacks and 179.000 soldiers in The Naval
Attack and totally 211.000 soldiers.
- The Allied Navy had failed to open the straits and to capture Istanbul; thus, the fear
of losing Istanbul disappeared.
- The worthiest tribute of this war to the Turkish nation is the birth of Mustafa Kemal's
d- Both 18 March Naval and Gallipoli landing victories restored the Turkish Army's
- When the allies has decided to make an expedition to the Dardanelles, one of their
objectives was to leave the Ottoman Empire off the war for an easier defeat of Germany.
However, the Turkish victory in Gallipoli caused the Great War to continue two more years,
until Germany's withdrawal.
- The closure of the straits cut Russia's connection off with her allies and deprived her
from their aids. Because, more than half million allied soldiers were engaged in
Gallipoli, Germany led her eastern operations easily.
- Turkish soldiers showed great courage in defending the Dardanelles and they became an
example for the Turkish Independence War.
- In these wars, many educated, intellectual Turkish people had died. Their loss had
negatively effected Turkey in coming years.