Krithia

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Krithia (Turkish: Alçıtepe) is a small village in the Eceabat District of Çanakkale Province, Turkey, about 4 miles from the tip of the Gelibolu Peninsula.

During the Gallipoli campaign, the village was an objective of the first day of the landing, 25 April 1915. It was never reached. Over the following months, Turkish defenders successfully repulsed several assaults by the invading British and French troops.

More famously, the village was the site of the Battle of Krithia during the same campaign.

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Coordinates: 40°06′N 26°13′E / 40.100°N 26.217°E / 40.100; 26.217