Timeline Project entries from 13 May, 2011 to 20 May, 2011

1915-02-191916-01-09Navy in the Dardanelles

The Dardanelles Campaign began as a purely naval operation. When naval attempts to force the straights failed, plans for a land invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula were made, with a heavy naval contingent.

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Recorded in the Royal Sussex regimental history as 'The Day Sussex died' when they lost 17 officers and 349 men (including 12 sets of brothers, 3 from one family) in five hours of combat.

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1918-06-18Action of 18 June 1918

U-151 attacked and sunk the British merchant ship SS Dwinsk. The American warship SS Von Steuben came to her aide and engaged the Submarine with a depth charge barrage that forced the German boat to flee.

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The Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, the leader of the Binu Hashim clan, started a revolt against the Ottoman Caliphate from this city. He then went on to besiege Medina.

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1916-06-011919-01-01Siege of Medina

Sharif Hussain of Mecca revolted against the Ottoman allied Caliph and seized Mecca and besieged Medina. The seige was one of the longest in history and lasted until after the end of the war.

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1918-05-271918-06-06Third the Aisne

This was part of a series of summer offensives designed by the Germans to capture the Chemin des Dames Ridge before American reinforcements could arrive in force. German troops made initial gains, but their advance was halted.

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