... At the
time of the Gallipoli Campaign, this was the principal landing port and one of
the main supply points for the Turkish Forces in the field. Soldiers and
supplies coming from Istanbul were unloaded at this port, and were then
directed onto the peninsula. As such, Akbaş Limanı was often the target of
indirect naval bombardment by Allied warships in the Aegean and attacks by
Allied submarines that penetrated the Dardanelles. ...
... In 1915, the Turkish 19th Divisions mobile hospital was based here, serving as a dispatching hospital for wounded to be sent to Istanbul. ...
back to if stones could speak
last updated : 27/01/08
"Loading wounded on hospital ships" picture reproduced from The bitter Pill, (Istanbul 2005), p. 52
... There are other graves on the hills and slopes right behind the main
"Gallipoli Battlefield Guide", Istanbul 2006, Gürsel Göncü & Şahin Aldoğan, p. 13
"wounded being loaded on a hospital ship bound for Istanbul", picture reproduced from "Çanak-kale, Ariburnu Heros", Izmir 2006, Nebahat & Cemalettin Yıldız, p. 190
the first authentic hotel on the Gallipoli peninsula
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