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“A French 15 cm gun left behind near Eski Hissarlik”, period picture reproduced from “The Battle for The Dardanelles-1915”, (Berlin 1927), Major Dr. Carl Mühlmann, p. 176

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A French 15 cm gun left behind near Eski Hissarlik - now

A French 15 cm gun left behind near Eski Hissarlik - then

While the plaque mounted next to the first gun describes them as being French the necessary information to verify this statement has not been provided. The plaque, In Turkish, French and English, reads: “French troops finally came to this point during the course of the battle. They left these canons here and went back”. Actualy, the French advanced some three kilometres further inland beyond this point by the end of the campaign.

“Gallipoli Battlefield Guide”, (Istanbul 2006), Gürsel Göncü & Şahin Aldoğan, p. 177


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