Commonwealth War Graves Commission
“The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. The commission cares for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. Sightline has produced interactive presentations and videos for the CWGC Gallipoli project for many years.
This video is one of a set we produced to mark the hundredth anniversary (25th April 2015) of the Commonwealth forces landing on the Gallipoli peninsula. The forces met fierce Ottoman resistance. Men from across the British Empire, along with their French allies, fought across the peninsula: from Helles in the south, through the ridges and gullies of Anzac, to the plains of Suvla in the north. Unable to break the deadlock, Allied forces had evacuated the peninsula by early 1916, leaving their fallen comrades behind.
We filmed interviews with specialist CWGC Gallipoli historians talking about the events – and we intercut these with archive photos and graphic maps. We produced dubbed versions in French, Dutch and Turkish.