Michael Forrest - THE DEFENCE OF THE DARDANELLES: From Bombards to Battleships

THE DEFENCE OF THE DARDANELLES: From Bombards to Battleships

Genre : History

Issue : 31/12/2012
Editor :
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 272
Language : en
Dimensions : 9.29 x 6.30 x 0.87 in
ISBN-10 : 9781781590522
ASIN : 1781590524
The Straits of Dardanelles that separates Europe and Asia Anatolia, were fortified in the 15th century with massive bronze bombards and history has proved that unwelcome ships have to run a formidable gauntlet.On 18 March 1915, a powerful fleet of British and French warships attempted to overwhelm the shore defenses of the Dardanelles to allow minesweepers to clear the Straits. The attack failed at huge cost; three ships sunk and three more seriously damaged.By bringing together many threads of information, including extracts from British intelligence sources that had previously determined that a naval attack alone would not succeed; this definitive work examines the flaws of Winston Churchill's strategy and identifies the inadequacies of pitting warships against shore fortifications. The Allied inability to control the Straits necessitated the disastrous Allied invasion of Gallipoli that cost the lives of some 250,000 men.From the 19th century, the Ottoman army and Turkey's coastal defenses relied entirely on the German firm of Krupp for guns. The author describes how this choice was a crucial element to the successful defense of the Dardanelles.Many of the fortifications on the Gallipoli peninsula and the Asian shore are still accessible. The Defense of the Dardanelles identifies those that can be visited, many of which still have wrecked guns emplaced.
Michael Forrest - THE DEFENCE OF THE DARDANELLES: From Bombards to Battleships
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1915 WWI WW1 PRINT ~ BRITISH & FRENCH BLUEJACKETS DARDANELLES ~ FRENCH SNIPER
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French Army General Gouraud Dardanelles 1915 World War 1 7x5 Inch Reprint Photo
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WW1 Caught By British In Dardanelles Good Catch Of Fish Averaging 15 Pounds 1915
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Royal Navy HMS Majestic Dardanelles 1915 World War 1, 5x4 Inch Photo Reprint 1
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French Navy Battleship Bouvet Mined Dardanelles 1915 World War 1, 7x3" Photo 1
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OLD POSTCARD SIZE PHOTO OF WWI TURKISH ARMY MILITARY OFFICIERS DARDANELLES 1915
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WW1 Ashore In Dardanelles Marine On Sentry Duty & In A Turkish Position 1915
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WW1 Dardanelles - Turkish Seaplane In Tow Near Fort Medjidie 1915
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WW1 Turks On Defensive Near Kum Kale By A German At The Dardanelles 1915
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1915 WWI ~ NAVAL GOSSIP ~ SINKING GERMAN SUBMARINES SHELLING FORTS DARDANELLES
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1915 CASUALTY INFORMATION BUREAU LEIPZIG; DARDANELLES MINE SWEEPERS WWI WW1
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1915 GALLIPOLI KRITHIA ATTACK ACHI BABA DARDANELLES WWI WW1 DOUBLE PAGE
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1915 CAMOUFLAGED BRITISH BATTLE CRUISER OFF INTO ACTION IN DARDANELLES WWI WW1
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1915 GERMAN PROPAGANDA CARTOONS - RUSSIA &ITALY, PRUSSIAN DARDANELLES WWI WW1
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1915 DARDANELLES SHORE-LEAVE, SANDCASTLES, SWIMMING & DANCE; HMS DWARF WWI WW1
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1915 DARDANELLES BRITISH MARINES IN TURKISH VILLAGE; LIFE-SAVING AWARDS WWI WW1
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1915 TORPEDOING OF HMS MAJESTIC IN THE DARDANELLES; SUPPORTS AT YPRES WWI WW1
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1915 DARDANELLES MUSIC CONCERT BEFORE ACTION GALLIPOLI LANDINGS WWI WW1
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1915 GALLIPOLI BRITISH PILOTS IN THE DARDANELLES, FRONT COVER WWI WW1
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1915 HMS GOLIATH TORPEDOED DARDANELLES GALLIPOLI; RIVER CLYDE LANDINGS WWI WW1
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1915 TORPEDOING OF HMS MAJESTIC DARDANELLES - SHIPS CHASE SUBMARINE WWI WW1
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1915 DARDANELLES BRITISH MARINES OCCUPY TURKISH POSITIONS; TIGRIS SCENES WWI WW1
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1915 GALLIPOLI SCENES AUSTRALIANS IN THE GULLY AMBULANCE DARDANELLES WW1 WWI
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1915 HMS INFLEXIBLE RESCUE GALLIPOLI DARDANELLES TITLE PAGE WW1 WWI
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