Timeline Project entries from 1 May, 2011 to 8 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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