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Post by Tolga Alkan » 05 Mar 2004 12:53

Dear Kaan,
Thanks again for awesome works on Battle of Gallipoli.By the way,what is Turkish spelling of "Krithia"?

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Post by Peter H » 05 Mar 2004 13:43

French 75 at Krithia Front.
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Post by Kaan Caglar » 05 Mar 2004 16:06

Thanks Tolga,
The Turkish spelling of Krithia is Alçıtepe.
Moulded,thank you very much for the photo. May I ask where did you find it?
Correction:Alçıtepe is AchiBaba. Krithia is Kirte. Sorry.
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Post by Peter H » 06 Mar 2004 07:30

Kaan,
French photo is from The Great War,a British periodical history from the 1930s.

More on the often neglected French contribution here:

viewtopic.php?t=22655&highlight=gallipoli

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 06 Mar 2004 09:34

Thanks again,Moulded.
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Post by John W » 08 Mar 2004 09:53

Kaan, I too would like to join Tolga as has repeatedly told you throughout this thread, thatnks for the excellent work on Gallipoli!

So too to the other contributors to this thread.

I am now so enamoured with this topic, that I have made up my mind to visit Turkey (ofcourse, Kaan's picture of Izmir helped a lot! :D)

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 08 Mar 2004 10:00

Maybe this summer you can come here and we both can visit Gallipoli?
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Post by Kaan Caglar » 16 Mar 2004 17:47

Hello everyone,
I did post a little version of it but I think this is better.
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Post by Rahul » 14 Apr 2004 04:24

Kaan..
How many casualties from both sides in this war?

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 14 Apr 2004 09:54

Hello Rahul and welcome to the Forum!
I was going to put a table of casulties, regiment by regiment but let me tell you the figures overall from both sides:
Gallipoli casualties ( compiled from various sources )
-----------------------Died-----Wounded--------Total
Australia-------------8,709-----19,441---------28,150
New Zealand--------2,701-------4,852----------7,553
Britain--------------21,255------52,230 ---------73,485
France(estimated)-10,000-----17,000----------27,000
India------------------1,358------3,421----------4,779
Newfoundland-----------49---------93------------142
Total Allies----------44,072-----97,037---------141,109
Turkey--------------86,692----164,617---------251,309

Any corrections welcome!
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Post by johndixon » 11 May 2004 10:51

The accounts and pics of Gallipoli were very interesting, especially the view of HMS Manica from the balloon. Where did you get this Kaan?
My maternal grandfather Lt (then S Lt) JE Loveluck was 1st officer after Cpt DH Metcalfe on Manica from 1912-1917. The ship was appropriated by the Navy soon after arriving from Oz on 3 March 1915 and despatched to the Dardanelles fitted out as the first balloon ship 16 days later. There is an account in Warships supplement 80 Spring 1980 and I have various other accounts. I attach (tried to!) a photo of HMS Manica, presumably at Gibraltar about 1 April 1915, when she acquired the gun being lifted aboard. The Capt had swapped his camera for the gun from the battleship HMS Caesar. I have other photos of the crew and off E Africa in 1916/17.

In Jan 1918 JEL became Captain of HMS Waterwitch, which had been used for ferrying soldiers at or near Gallipoli. I have photos of her. She is one of two HMS survivors, having been returned to Turkey about 1922 and served as a Bosphorus ferry "Halas" until retired in 1984. She was then converted into a luxury motor yacht, twin diesels replacing her steam engines. In the summer she "sails" in the Gulf of Fethiye in SW Turkey, but winters at Istanbul. I have yet to see her, but hope to soon. I have a photo of her sister ship Kalendar which happened to be passing my 1932 Morris Minor beside the Bosphorus in 1961. I did not find out that HMS Waterwitch had survived as "Halas" until 1986. I understand that Kalendar did heroic deeds on the Turkish side at Gallipoli - what what?

Do you Kaan or anyone else know any more of these three ships?

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 16 May 2004 21:05

Hello John,
Sorry for the late reply and thanks for your thoughts. The photograph is from a website, which unfortunately had no captions about it. Thanks for sharing information. You should be aware that only jpeg and gif files can be attached. Click add an attachment then choose the file and simply press the upload button.
There is a huge source here in national library about Ottoman Navy and Modern Turkish Navy, I can check the ships histories if you'd like to. But not before July, sorry for that.
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