3 Sep 2013

Gallipoli troop numbers not what was thought

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 3 September 2013

To military history now, and it's been revealed why the numbers of New Zealand troops who served at Gallipoli has been miscalculated for almost a century. Estimates have upped the total from 8500 to 14 000, decreasing the casualty rate from 87% down to 53%, consistent with the Australian figures.