Definitions for "Gallipoli"
Peninsula in NW Turkey between the Dardanelles and the Aegean Sea. Scene of the disastrous Allied campaign (February 1915-January 1916) to eliminate Turkey from the First World War.
Gallipoli peninsula (, ) is located in Turkish Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles straits to the east. The name derives from the Greek Kallipolis, meaning "Beautiful City".
Gallipoli is a 1981 Australian film, directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson, about several young men from rural Western Australia who enlist in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. They are sent to Turkey, where they take part in the Battle of Gallipoli. During the course of the movie, the young men slowly lose their innocence about the nature of war.