The Gallipoli Houses

 

UNEXPLODED SHELL AT ÇIMENLIK  - QUEEN ELISABETH

the first authentic hotel on the Gallipoli peninsula

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damage done by an unexploded shell from the queen elisabeth

The British tried a fresh approach on 5 March. The Queen Elizabeth was sent up the peninsula and anchored off Gaba Tepe. Her massive guns then fired over the peninsula peaks and on to the forts along the Narrows. The Ottomans were powerless to reply. The fort walls at Çanakkale today still bear the scars of the bombardment. A gun was rushed to Gaba Tepe that night, forcing the British ship further offshore, thereby greatly reducing the accuracy of this fire.

"G
allipoli, the Turkish story", (Crows Nest 2003), Kevin Fewster, Vecihi Başarın, Hatice Hürmüz Başarın, p. 53

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