The ill-fated campaign cost tens of thousands of lives. When combined with figures for the sick and wounded, the overall casualties may have been as high as half a million men. The total deaths were:
In the eight months of bitter fighting, nothing of military value was gained. However, the Australians and New Zealanders – “the Anzacs” – displayed courage, endurance, and mateship throughout. Such qualities came to be seen as the essence of “the Anzac spirit”.