The Gallipoli Peninsular and 'The Narrows', 1915


This 1915 illustration helps encapsulate the strategic utility of the Gallipoli Peninsular and the Straits of the Dardanelles. It illustrates the hilly terrain and the fortifications that were already in place before the Imperial Troops landed. It also shows how easy it would be to deny any shipping from travelling through the Straits without control of the land.


The Gallipoli Campaign



Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames


by Stephen Luscombe