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The Sea of Marmora

Collier's War Maps of the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmora, and the Bosphorus, with insets for the Dardanelles and the Gallipoli Peninsula, the Narrows of the Dardanelles, Constantinople (Istanbul), and the Bosphorus between the Sea of Marmora and the Black Sea

Collier's War Maps of the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmora, and the Bosphorus, with insets for the Dardanelles and the Gallipoli Peninsula, the Narrows of the Dardanelles, Constantinople (Istanbul), and the Bosphorus between the Sea of Marmora and the Black Sea

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Collier's War Maps of the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmora, and the Bosphorus

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The Dardanelles and the Gallipoli Peninsula, an inset from Collier's War Maps of the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmora, and the Bosphorus

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The Narrows of the Dardanelles

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Constantinople (Istanbul)

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The Bosphorus between the Sea of Marmora and the Black Sea

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The Sea of Marmora lies between the Aegean Sea to its west, and the Black Sea to its east. To its north is Europe, and that part of Turkey that lies in Europe. To its south is Asia Minor, and the greater part of Turkey. Connecting the Aegean and the Sea of Marmora is the Dardanelles Strait, formed on the north by the Gallipoli peninsula. To the east, connecting the Sea of Marmora to the Black Sea, is the Bosphorus Strait, straddled by Turkey's capital Constantinople or Istanbul.

During the Dardanelles and Gallipoli campaign, British submarines first made their way through the Dardanelles and into the Sea of Marmora.

Allied submarines roamed relatively freely in the Sea, sinking Turkish shipping. They never crossed the Bosporus and into the Black Sea.

The Sea of Marmora is a sea in Turkey.