Battle of Krithia

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Krithia is in square 23. Cape Helles is in square 13

During the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, several battles were fought near the village of Krithia, today Alçıtepe.[1] The village was an objective of the first day of the landing, 25 April 1915. Over the following months, invading British Empire (including the 89th Punjabis of the British Indian Army) and French troops, who had landed near Cape Helles at the end of the peninsula, made several attempts to capture the village. It was never reached; the Ottoman defenders successfully repulsed every assault.

The attacks came to be known as:


  1. ^ The Times History of the War. 1916. pp. 81–82. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Corbett, Julian Stafford (1920). Naval Operations ...: From the Battle of the Falklands to the entry of Italy into the war in May 1915. Longmans, Green and Company. pp. 349–382.

External links[edit]

  • Chambers, Stephen (2021). Krithia: Gallipolli. Pen & Sword Books. ISBN 9781473875500.