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Dardanelles and Gallipoli peninsula

Date: 1915
Dimensions:
Overall: 312 x 235 mm
Medium: Paper, printer's ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Map
Object No: 00051851
Place Manufactured:United Kingdom
Related Place:Gelibolu, Çanakkale Bogazi,

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    Description
    This map of the Dardanelles and Gallipoli peninsula was specially drawn to illustrate the operations by land and water which began in the spring of 1915 and featured in The Illustrated War News.

    The Illustrated War News (first issue Volume 1, August 1914), was a weekly magazine during World War I. Upon the outbreak of the first World War the magazine Illustrated London News began to publish illustrated reports related entirely to the war and entitled it The Illustrated War News. The magazine comprised 48 pages of articles, photographs, diagrams and maps printed in landscape format. From 1916 it was issued as a 40 page publication in portrait format. It was reputed to have the largest number of Artist-correspondents reporting on the progress of the war.
    SignificanceThe Gallipoli campaign of World War I is synonymous with the ANZAC landings but there were other naval
    campaigns including the initial bombardments of Turkish forts and batteries and subsequent landings of naval
    and marine forces, as well as the submarine campaign in Turkish shipping lanes. This illustrated newspaper
    report bring these events to life.
    HistoryBritish interest centred upon the Dardanelles, the straits connecting the Aegean with the Sea of Marmara. If the Dardanelles could be forced, Constantinople could be bombarded into submission. The ease with which this might be accomplished was demonstrated by a successful naval bombardment of the southern Dardanelles forts on 31 October 1914, and the incredible feat of the tiny fifteen-man submarine B11 which, on 13 December, broke through the Turkish rninefields to penetrate The Narrows, where she torpedoed and sank the old battleship MESSUDIYEH.
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