Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Allies begin the invasion of Gallipoli….25th April 1915

A week after Anglo-French naval attacks on the Dardanelles end in dismal failure, the Allies launch a large-scale land invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula, the Turkish-controlled land mass bordering the northern side of the Dardanelles. In January 1915, two months … Continue reading

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British evacuate Passchendaele Ridge 15th April 1918.

On the 15th April 1918, with the Germans, in the throes of a major spring offensive on the Western Front, hammering their positions in Flanders, France, British forces evacuate Passchendaele Ridge, won by the Allies at such a terrible cost … Continue reading

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