ÇANAKKALE WAS IMPASSABLE !
IT CHANGED THE FLOW OF HISTORY
THE MARINE WAR VICTORY CELEBRATED
WITH THE SAME EXCITEMENT AFTER A CENTURY
Mornig departure on 24 April for Gallipoli, famous battlefield. Visit Martyr’s Monument and Hellespont, english memorial of the Naval Battle (15 March 1915) during World War I. Check-in to hotel and lunch. Free afternoon midnight transfer for Dawn Service which will last about 10 hours. Lunch at Çanakkale and departure for İstanbul.
15 Ships were sunk, 14 belonged to the British and 4 to the French.
27 The Naval Battle began on 19 February ended on 18 March 1915. It took 27 days.
8 The Land War began on 25 April lasting 8 months. The British withdrew on 21 December.
50 thousand British and French soldiers died. Their total losses exceeded 250.000.
77 thousand Mehmets were martyred, the total loss reached 250.000.
Today, April 25th, is the anniversary of that great epic where a nation standing side by side challenged. The victory on 18 March 1915 was the first step on the road to Türkiye’s liberation. After the sea, they attacked by land, they faced Mustafa Kemal. When the British and French navies caught Turkish artillery and the mines laid in the Dardanelles on 18 March, the imperialist forces changed their tactics, and on 25 April, when they landed troops at 5 points in the south of the Gallipoli Peninsula, the land war started. Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk), who was appointed as the commander of the Provident Division in Bigalı Village, determined the fate of this war. He was just 34 years old with the rank oflieutenant colonel. Without waiting for orders, he reached the front with his troops. He held Arıburnu, Cesarettepe, Kanlısırt, Anafartalar and Conkbayırı. He imprisoned British and Anzac troops on the beach. Mustafa Kemal resistance determined the fate of the Çanakkale Land War. The British and French forces left as they had come, evacuating the troops they had landed in Gallipoli on 20-21 December. On 18 March Mustafa Kemal and his soldiers announced to the whole world.
“Çanakkale is impassable!”