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On 18th March eighteen battleships entered the straits. The fleet included Queen Elizabeth, Lord Nelson, Agamemmon, Inflexible, Ocean, Irresistible, Prince George and Majestic from Britain and the Gaulois, Bouvet and Suffren from France. At first they made good progress until the Bouvet struck a mine, heeled over, capsized and disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Soon afterwards two more ships, Irresistible and Ocean hit mines. Most of the men in these two ships were rescued but by the time the Allied fleet retreated, over 700 men had been killed. Overall, three ships had been sunk and three more had been severely damaged.
Find any big hill on the Gallipoli peninsula and you will be pleased with an incredebly beautiful views:
Nature beauties, small villages, the Dardanelles or small golfs og Aegean.
Directions: anywhere :)
The village of Seddulbahir is located 28km to Eceabat, 23 km to Kilitbahir in the southern reach of the peninsula. The Seddulbahir castle was built in 1659 by "Sadrazam Koprulu Mehmet Pasha" for defensive purposes against the Venetians.
This region is also the home to many war memorials and gravesites of Turkish war martyrs from the successful defence of the Dardanelles straits against allied forces in 1915.
The symbol of the defensive campaign for the Dardanelles, entitled Dardanelles Martyrs Memorial, is located just 3 km northeast of Sedd|lbahir village in the eastern tip of Morto cove on Hisarlik Tepe.
The memorials of “Cape Helles”, Fort of “Ertugrul” and “Yahya gravesite” and memorial, the “Beach” gravesite of allied soldiers, the “French war memorial” and graves, “Lancashire Landing” graves, “Pink Farm” (Pembe Giftlik) gravesite, “Twelve tree” woodlands (12 Aðag Koruluðu) gravesite and memorial, “Redoubt” gravesite, “Algýtepe Garrison” memorial, “Sargýyer”i gravesite and memorial, “Mareþal Fevzi Gakmak” war headquarters and memorial, “Lieutenant Hasan Bey” gravesite, “Gozetleme Tepe” memorial and gravesite are some of the other treasures of Seddulbahir.
Anzak cove is the site where Australian and New Zealand soldiers began their attempt to invade the Gallipoli peninsula. It is located west of the peninsula, 12 km from Eceabat and 3 km from Kabatepe. The “Conkbayiri” foreign soldiers gravesite and memorial is located 3.2 km northeast of Anzak cove. The “Ataturk” memorial on route to Cimen Tepe, the No. 2 Outpost gravesite “New Zealand” gravesite, “Embarkation Pier” (Tahliye Iskelesi) gravesite, the “Seventh Mobile” Hospital gravesite (Yedinci Sahra Mezarligi) and the “60 Hill” gravesite and memorial are also some of the sits of attaction here.
Kilitbahir which means "the lock of all seas" is the name given to the castle constructed in 1462 by "Mehmet the Conqueror" who conquered Istanbul (Constantinople) only 5 years before.
The clover shaped inner castle built with stones from the ancient city of Sestos and the more than 6 meter in width walled round tower are the most unique aspects ofthis catle. Kilitbahir also houses many memorials and gravesites of soldiers.
Gallipoli peninsula national park spans an area of 33 thousand hectares. If you would like to visit WWI battlegrounds and war memorials just take the road leading to Anzak cove from the town of Eceabats.
Also you may explore southern part from Eceabat (Kilitbahir-Seddulbahir-Alcitepe-Kum Limani).
You will find minibus and bus services to villages of the region.
The symbol of Canakkale is that arch.
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