Gallipoli Campaign

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Y/M/D Description Place
1914/11/00 First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, proposes to break through to Russia and seize Constantinople via a naval attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula on the Dardanelles, the narrow 38-mile strait that links the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The Admiralty, London
1915/01/02 British and French battleships begin long-range bombardment of the Gallipoli Peninsula on the morning of 19 February 1915. Gallipoli Battlefields, Eceabat, TR
1915/01/02 Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia request grain and guns from the Britain to fight the Ottomans in the Caucasus.
1915/02/19 The Royal Navy begins bombardment of Turkish fortifications at the Dardanelles.
1915/04/25 HMA Submarine AE2 enters the Dardanelles and sinks a Turkish warship.
1915/04/25 British, French and members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) participate in a series of co-ordinated landings on Gallipoli. The month-long delay allowed the Turks to bring reinforcements to the peninsula. ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Eceabat, TR
1915/05/00 Mauretania carries troops to the Dardenelles during the Gallipoli campaign. Gallipoli Battlefields, Eceabat, TR
1915/05/00 To accommodate casualties from Gallipoli, No 2 Australian General Hospital at Mena House opens a second hospital at Ghezireh Palace. The two hospitals had a total of 1500 beds with a staff of 14 officers, 51 nurses and 133 others. Gezirah Palace Hotel, Cairo, Cairo
1915/05/25 Churchill is dismissed as First Lord of the Admiralty by Prime Minister Asquith.
1915/12/20 Last troops retreat from Suvla and Anzac before dawn on 20 December 1915.
1916/01/00 Last Allied troops are evacuated from Gallipoli. Both sides suffered a total of 250,000 casualties with 46,000 Allied troops and 65,000 Turkish troops killed. Gallipoli Battlefields, Eceabat, TR
1916/01/25 Mauretania finishes her duty as a troop hospital ship, treating soldiers wounded at Gallipoli. Gallipoli Battlefields, Eceabat, TR
1916/04/25 A fund is established for an ANZAC Memorial on the first anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. ANZAC Memorial, Sydney

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Motif: War
Historic Event: World War I

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