August 6-10, 1915 – In an effort to break the stalemate at Gallipoli, the Allies launch the huge August Offensive.
The key to the offensive is an attack north of the Anzac sector by British, Australian and New Zealand troops, supported by attacks in other parts of the Anzac line.
The most significant of these is the Battle of Lone Pine, carried out by the Australian 1st Brigade against a heavily defended Turkish trench system. In five days of brutal hand-to-hand fighting the Australians successfully capture the Turkish positions, but the August Offensive is ultimately a failure. Seven Victoria Crosses are awarded to Australians for their actions at Lone Pine, the most ever awarded to Australians in a single action.