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The Japanese outnumbered the Germans 13 to one. Airplanes supported the attack. World War I in Africa After a fierce fight, the Germans surrendered on November 7. They were out of ammunition. Germany’s defeat helped make Japan a major power in the Pacific. Togoland and Cameroon Britain attacked the tiny German colony of Togoland in August 1914. A radio station in Togoland was used to guide German naval ships. Within weeks, the country 42 German colonies in Africa were surrounded by British and French territories.

Battleships bombarded the shore as the men landed. Meanwhile, the Turkish army occupied the rocky hills above the beaches. Some of the landing parties faced brutal machine gun fire by the defending Turks. Others met very little or no fighting. WhAT DO YOU ThiNK? The First Landing The British had few maps and little information about Turkish forces with which to plan. They decided to attack the Why were the Dardanelles so well protected? 37 ANZAC troops tried to take higher ground before the Turks could reach them, but they weren’t successful and suffered heavy losses.

Admiral Sackville 1915 Carden believed February 19 that he could Allied naval attack on Gallipoli peninsula finish the job April 25 in a month. On British, French, and ANZAC February 19, forces land in Turkey. Carden began August 6 The Allies bring in more troops. to shell the December forts near the Allies start to withdraw troops entrance to the from Gallipoli. Dardanelles. As the ships went farther in, they met greater resistance from the Turkish guns on higher ground. Worse, the attacks made it hard to look for deadly mines in the water.

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