Timeline Project entries from 30 April, 2011 to 7 May, 2011

1915-05-061915-05-08Second Krithia

The village of Krithia and neighbouring hill of Achi Baba had to be captured in order for the British to advance up the Gallipoli peninsula to the forts that controlled passage of the Dardanelles straits

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1918-05-21Christabel attacks UC-56

Although the American ship did not actually sink the German vessel, Christabel was still responsible for protecting her convoy and inflicting serious damage on an enemy submarine which resulted in internment and possible scuttling.

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1915-08-21Scimitar Hill

The purpose of the attack was to remove the immediate Ottoman threat from the exposed Suvla landing and to link with the Anzac sectors to the south

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1915-08-211915-08-29Hill 60 (Gallipoli)

It was launched on 21 August 1915 to coincide with the attack on Scimitar Hill made from the Suvla front by General Stopford's British IX Corps

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1915-06-04Third Krithia

The previous failures in the first and second battles resulted in a less ambitious plan being developed for the attack, but the outcome was another costly failure for the Allies.

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1915-06-281915-07-05Gully Ravine

Unlike previous Allied attacks at Helles, the Gully Ravine action was largely successful at achieving its objectives though at a typically high cost in casualties.

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1918-05-08Action of 8 May 1918

Initially, the engagement was thought to be inconclusive, but later on the allied warships were credited with sinking the German submarine

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1917-05-141917-05-15The Strait of Otranto

This battle was the largest surface action in the Adriatic Sea during World War The Otranto Barrage was a fixed barrier, composed of lightly-armed drifters with anti-submarine nets coupled with minefields and supporte...

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1914-07-281918-11-11U-boat Campaign

It took place largely in the seas around the British Isles and in the Mediterranean

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1915-08-07The Nek

Two regiments of the Australian 3rd Light Horse Brigade mounted a tragic and futile attack on the Ottoman trenches on Baby 700. The battle became known as "Godley's abattoir".

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1915-08-061915-08-21Sari Bair

A fresh landing 8.0 km north of Anzac at Suvla Bay in conjunction with an attack north into the rugged country alongside the Sari Bair range with the aim of capturing the high ground and linking with the Suvla landing.

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1915-08-061915-08-10Lone Pine

It was part of a diversion to draw attention from the main assaults of 6 August against the Sari Bair peaks of Chunuk Bair and Hill 971, which became known as the August Offensive

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1915-08-071915-08-19Chunuk Bair

The capture of Chunuk Bair the secondary peak of the Sari Bair range, was one of the two objectives of the Allied August Offensive that was launched at Anzac and Suvla to try and break the stalemate that the campaign had become.

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1915-04-28First Krithia

Starting at Helles on 28 April, three days after the initial landings, the attack broke down due to poor leadership and planning, lack of communications and exhaustion and demoralisation of the troops

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1917-05-04Action of 4 May 1917

The action took place between the German Zeppelin LZ92 and the Australian light cruiser, HMAS Sydney.

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