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Fight for the Dardanelles (1915)


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The preparations and operations involved in the Dardanelles campaign of March-April 1915, depicted via animated maps. These are listed as follows:

  • A series of maps showing progress from commencement to present date.
  • A general view of the Dardanelles.
  • The channel which we are endeavouring to force, marked A-B.
  • February 18th Allied Fleet opens fire on the outer forts.
  • A detailed view of the area indicated.
  • The outer forts silenced. Blue jackets land and demolish them.
  • Mine sweepers clear the Straits for 4 miles.
  • HMS Albion, Majestic and Vengeance enter the mine swept area and shell two inner forts.
  • To hinder Turkish communications French ships bombard Bulair.
  • March 8th - The Queen Elizabeth, by indirect fire, attacks the forts of the narrows.
  • A sectional diagram of this remarkable feat. Lettering on this diagram appears in English then in French.
  • The sinking of the Bouvet.
  • HMS Ocean and Irresistible sunk by drifting mines.
  • The landing of the allied troops on the Galipoli (sic) peninsula.
  • The 2nd South Wales Borderers effect a landing on Beach S.
  • The King's Own Scottish Borderers and Plymouth Marine land on Beach Y but overwhelming odds necessitate re-embarkment.
  • Meanwhile in the face of violent opposition British troops land at Beaches V, W, and X.
  • The landing of the Australians and New Zealanders.
  • The French land at Kum Kale and Beach V.
  • April 27th - Sir Ian Hamilton orders a general advance.
  • The further advance of the Allies to present date.
  • The task in front of us. The territory held by the Allies marked in black.