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Fight for the Dardanelles

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Fight for the Dardanelles

Witness the birth of motion graphics in news reporting amid the ongoing Gallipoli campaign during WWI.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 9 mins

Overview

The Gallipoli campaign has gone down in history as a bloody scar of failure, or one of the last victories of the 600-year Ottoman Empire - depending which side you are on. This animated map brought events 1500 miles away to home front audiences while the outcome was still to be decided. It also shows how an abstract overview of troop losses communicates nothing of the reality of human sacrifice.