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  The Dardanelles
For six hundred years the Dardanelles, a straight between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, was the crossroads of the Ottoman Empire.
We hope you enjoy your voyage with us through the Dardanelles.
Penne and ratiatore pasta with vegetables in a tomato-turmeric cream sauce sprinkled with kasseri cheese.
www.thedardanellesrestaurant.com /dinnermenu   (376 words)

  
  Gallipoli campaign - All About Turkey
Turkey closed the straits (Bosphorus and Dardanelles) between the Mediterranean and Black Seas, preventing Russia from exporting her wheat or receiving shipments of materials from her allies.
The Allied fleet chasing the German warships blockaded the Dardanelles, began bombarding the Turkish batteries at the entrance to the Straits on 3rd November 1914.
Dardanelles is a 61km (28 mile) long and from 3/4 to 4 miles (1.2 to 6.4 kilometers) wide strait between Europe and Asiatic Turkey (Thrace and Anatolia).
www.allaboutturkey.com /gelibolu.htm   (3820 words)

  
  Dardanelles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dardanelles (Turkish: Çanakkale Boğazı, Greek: Δαρδανελλια), formerly known as the Hellespont, is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara.
The Dardanelles were vital to the defense of Constantinople during the Byzantine period, and since the 14th century they have almost continuously been controlled by the Turks.
Following the Ottoman Empire's defeat in the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-1829, in 1833 Russia forced the Turks to sign the Treaty of Hunkiar Iskelesi which required the straits to be closed to warships of non-Black Sea powers at Russia's request.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dardanelles   (777 words)

  
 ::British Submarines and the Dardanelles::
The Dardanelles was a military disaster for the Allies yet the part played by British submarines shows that not everything in the campaign was a disaster.
The impact of the submarines in the Dardanelles was mainly psychological.
Towards the end of the Dardanelles campaign, the E-class submarines still in the area were fitted with twelve pounder guns.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /british_submarines_and_the_darda.htm   (1688 words)

  
 Travel Guide To Turkey, Guide de la Turquie, GUIDE MARTINE, Guide to Turkey, Guide de Turquie, Travel, Turkey, Voyage, ...
The Strait of the Dardanelles, named by the Turks Çanakkale Bogazi after the city of Çanakkale, is 61 km/38 miles long and stretches between the Marmara Sea and the Aegean Sea.
The Strait of the Dardanelles is the ancient Hellespont (or Hellespontus) crossed in the 5C BC by the Persian King Xerxes who built a ship pontoon bridge on his failed punishment expedition against the Greeks which ended in the disasters of Salamis and Platea.
The name Dardanelles derives from Dardanos, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Electra daughter of the Titan Atlas and Pleione, founder and king of the city of Dardania located in the foothills of Mount Ida on the Asian shore of the strait.
www.guide-martine.com /thedardanelles.asp   (1991 words)

  
 Dardanelles Summary
The Dardanelles (Turkish: Çanakkale Boğazı, Greek: Δαρδανελλια), formerly known as the Hellespont, is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.
The strait is an International waterway, and together with the Bosporus, Dardanelles connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.
The Dardanelles were vital to the defense of Constantinople during the Byzantine period, and since the 14th century they have almost continuously been controlled by the Turks.
www.bookrags.com /Dardanelles   (1053 words)

  
 Dardanelles & Gallipoli campaigns in WW1
The Dardanelles, through to the Sea of Marmara is a narrow, winding passage flanked on the north by the Gallipoli peninsula.
Being slow and vulnerable to the U-boats that later arrive off the Dardanelles, she is withdrawn to Mudros in May.
Bombardments on the 2nd and 3rd are indecisive with the battleships being hindered by mobile gun batteries.
www.naval-history.net /WW1CampaignsDardanelles.htm   (4437 words)

  
 Dardanelles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Controlling navigation between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits have long been of immense strategic and commercial importance.
By 1402 the Dardanelles were under the control of Ottoman Sultan Beyazid I. Muhammad II began (15th cent.) to fortify the passage, which, with brief interruptions, has remained in Turkish hands until the present.
Russian expansion along the Black Sea (from the 18th cent.) and the resulting weakening of the Ottoman Empire became of great concern to the Western powers (see Eastern Question), notably England and France, which from 1841 joined forces to prevent Russia from gaining control over, or special rights in, the Straits.
www.bartleby.com /65/da/Dardanel.html   (430 words)

  
 Dardanelles Victory Timeline: Pre-Operational Planning
The official Turkish history of the Dardanelles campaign states that "Up to 25th February it would have been possible to effect a landing successfully at any point on the peninsula, and the capture of the straits would have been comparatively easy.".
The Dardanelles were not, however, seen as a critical theatre, and fewer resources were allocated than von Sanders had advised.
In the alternate timeline the threat to the Dardanelles hasn't been magnified in the minds of the Turks and Germans by the naval attack, and it doesn't seem worth wasting von Sanders on it full time.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Troy/5799/plan.htm   (1396 words)

  
 Turkish Odyssey/Places of Interest/Marmara/Istanbul-Troy-Assos Destination
The Dardanelles is the 61-km-long (38-mi) strait between the Aegean Sea and the Marmara Sea.
The Allied fleet began bombarding the Turkish batteries at the entrance to the strait on November 3, 1914.
The name Troy refers both to the remains of a Bronze Age fortress and city at Hisarlik, near the entrance to the Dardanelles and to the legendary city of King Priam that was destroyed by the Achaeans in the Trojan War.
www.turkishodyssey.com /places/marmara/marmara8.htm   (3559 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Dardanelles (Oceans And Continents) - Encyclopedia
Controlling navigation between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits have long been of immense strategic and commercial importance.
By 1402 the Dardanelles were under the control of Ottoman Sultan Beyazid I. Muhammad II began (15th cent.) to fortify the passage, which, with brief interruptions, has remained in Turkish hands until the present.
Russian expansion along the Black Sea (from the 18th cent.) and the resulting weakening of the Ottoman Empire became of great concern to the Western powers (see Eastern Question), notably England and France, which from 1841 joined forces to prevent Russia from gaining control over, or special rights in, the Straits.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/Dardanel.html   (494 words)

  
 Daring the Dardanelles British Submarines in the Sea of Marmara During World War I   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Originally conceived by then-First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill, the Dardanelles initiative was intended to open a supply line through the Black Sea to the beleaguered Russians and simultaneously drive Ottoman Turkey out of the war with one decisive blow.
To appreciate the achievement of these daring submarine pioneers, consider the geography of the Dardanelles, the narrow, southwest-northeast strait that connects the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara, with Asia to the south and the Gallipoli Peninsula - Europe - to the north.
From its entrance between Cape Helles and Kum Kale, the Dardanelles stretches for forty miles to the town of Gallipoli (Gelibolu in Turkish), where it widens into the Sea of Marmara.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/cno/n87/usw/issue_8/daring_dardanelles.html   (2297 words)

  
 Dardanelles
The Dardanelles Straits are overlooked by high cliffs on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
On the outbreak of the First World War, the Dardanelles Straits were under the control of Turkey.
It was argued that if the operation was successful it would encourage some of the neutral Balkan states to join the Allies.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWdardanelles.htm   (0 words)

  
 Dardanelles
The idea of an attack on the Dardanelles had been conceived before the outbreak of war by Churchill (First Lord of the Admiralty) and Kitchener (Secretary of State for War).
The Dardanelles Commission were to say of this; “It is impossible to read all the evidence, or to study the voluminous papers which have been submitted to us, without being struck with the atmosphere of vagueness and want of precision which seems to have characterised the proceedings of the War Council.”
The final decision to go ahead with the Dardanelles operation was taken at the War Council on January 28, 1915.
john-dillon.co.uk /yorklancs/dardanelles.html   (727 words)

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