19 Feb 1915
  • British Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden commenced the naval attack on the Dardanelles, which all hoped would be sufficient to quell the Turks without recourse to an extensive landing by the army. Twelve capital ships in three divisions shelled the forts at the mouth of the channel, Sedd-al-Bahr on the European side and Kum Kale on the Asiatic side. Bad weather rendered the attack ineffective, and it was not resumed until 25 Feb 1915, when the fortifications were battered into submission and occupied. ww2dbase [AC]
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