The Sea Battles for the Dardanelles I

Fort Seddulbahr before the bombardment on 19 February 1915. Reconstructed Turkish heavy gun site at the Dardanelles Straits before the bombardment by the British and French fleets Turkey’s entry into the war on the side of the Central Powers did not bring about the strategic advantage for which Germany had hoped. Bulgaria and Romania did […]

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The Sea Battles for the Dardanelles II

A naval artillery observation post on land: standing left, Lieutenant Franz Wodrig, right Lieutenant Rolf Carls. Meanwhile, a major Allied landing operation at Kumkale on 3 March underlined the urgent nature of the munitions question. The almost 400 man strong landing detachment of the Royal Marine Light Infantry was, however, beaten back. The attackers suffered […]

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