On September 20, 1915, more than 1,000 Newfoundlanders landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. There, in the trenches, under harsh conditions and deadly enemy fire, was their first experience with war.
The Newfoundland Regiment was the only North American unit to take part in the Gallipoli Campaign in the First World War, fighting alongside Allied soldiers from Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand. The ‘blue puttees,’ as the Newfoundlanders had been nicknamed, went on to distinguish themselves throughout the war effort.
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