Monthly Archives: March 2015

AUSTRIANS SURRENDER KEY FORT ON EASTERN FRONT

Thousands of Austrians Taken Prisoner; Starvation in Fort; Russian Officer: ‘Most Horrible Sight I’ve Ever Seen.’ Special to The Great War Project (21-23 March) While the British focus most of their attention on northwestern Turkey – the Dardanelle Straits and the Gallipoli Peninsula — the war between Austria-Hungary and Russia on the Eastern Front continues…

ALLIED ARMADA FAILS IN ATTACK ON TURKEY

At Dardanelles, Turkish Defenses Sink, Cripple Six Battleships; A Colossal British Miscalculation Special to The Great War Project (17-18 March) On the morning of March 18th a century ago, the British unleash a huge naval attack on the Dardanelles, the strategic waterway in northwestern Turkey. Initially ten battleships – six British and four French –…

BRITISH ASSAULT EXPECTED IN DARDANELLES

A Massive Concentration of Warships. Turks Fortify Strategic Waterway; Constantinople Threatened. Special to The Great War Project (14-16 March) A fleet of sixteen British battleships is gathering in the Aegean Sea just outside the Dardanelles. This is the narrow, strategic waterway that leads from the Mediterranean to Constantinople, the Ottoman capital and on to the…

PANIC IN CONSTANTINOPLE

British Assault on Dardanelle Straits Widely Expected; Target is Ottoman Capital Special to The Great War Project (5-7 March) By this time a century ago, the British decide to “force the Dardanelles.” This narrow waterway in northwest Turkey, thirty miles long and less than a mile wide at its most narrow, is the key to…