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The Final Anglo-French attempt to force the Dardanelles

The Anglo-French March 18, 1915 naval bombardment of the Turkish forts on the European and Asian sides of the Dardanelles significantly reduced the forts. The loss of the French battleship %+%Technology%m%33%n%Bouvet%-%, which hit a mine and sank, and the severe damage to the British Irresistible and Inflexible, deterred further attempts.
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Das Dardanellengebiet am 18 März 1915
Mit Genehmigung der Illustri[e]rten Zeitung, Leipzig
Dardennellen Enge
Europäische Seite
Klein-Asien
Strandbatterien
A 246
E.P. & Co. A.-G.,L.
With the permission of the Illustrated Newspaper, Leipzig
Dardanelles strait
European side
Asia Minor
Shore batteries
A 246
E.P. A.-G. & Co., L.
Reverse, handwritten:
Lille, 26 XI 1915

The Anglo-French March 18, 1915 naval bombardment of the Turkish forts on the European and Asian sides of the Dardanelles significantly reduced the forts. The loss of the French battleship Bouvet, which hit a mine and sank, and the severe damage to the British Irresistible and Inflexible, deterred further attempts.

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Das Dardanellengebiet am 18 März 1915

Mit Genehmigung der Illustri[e]rten Zeitung, Leipzig

Dardennellen Enge

Europäische Seite

Klein-Asien

Strandbatterien

A 246

E.P. & Co. A.-G.,L.



The Dardanelles area on March 18, 1915

With the permission of the Illustrated Newspaper, Leipzig

Dardanelles strait

European side

Asia Minor

Shore batteries

A 246

E.P. A.-G. & Co., L.



Reverse, handwritten:

Lille, 26 XI 1915 (November 26)

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An Anglo-French fleet attempts to force the Dardanelles, shelling the Turkish forts, some of them into silence. The Bouvet, largest of four French men-of-war taking part hit a mine and sank. The failure of the naval assault would lead to the landing on the Gallipoli peninsula.

1915-03-18

The Final Anglo-French attempt to force the Dardanelles is part of The Allied naval campaign in the Dardanelles.