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Mark Hersh | all galleries >> Vacations 2004-2011 >> Vacation 2011: Turkey! >> Gallipoli WWI Battlefields (Çanakkale area) > River Clyde
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River Clyde

At the tip of the peninsula, British troops landed at five beaches (French troops joined them later after a feint landing on the Asian side). They modified a collier into a kind of large landing craft holding 2,000 men (typically, troops landed in large row boats). It was run aground and the troops sortied out two hatches cut in the side and over a makeshift boat-bridge onto the beach. But the Ottoman machine guns were not knocked out by any means and few made it to the beach.

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