Battle of Krithia
During the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, several battles were fought near the village of Krithia which is from the Greek "Krithari" which means Barley. The village was an objective of the first day of the landing, 25 April 1915. Over the following months, invading British Empire and French troops, who had landed near Cape Helles (from the Greek Helle from Greek mythology Elli) at the end of the peninsula, made several attempts to capture the village. It was never reached; the Turkish defenders successfully repulsed every assault.
The attacks came to be known as:
- The First Battle of Krithia - 28 April
- The Second Battle of Krithia - 6 May - 8 May
- The Third Battle of Krithia - 4 June
- The Battle of Krithia Vineyard - 6 August – 13 August