“Oh, God! It is not easy to be an English Minister of Marine all day.”

Thanks to this caricature of the First Lord of Admiralty Sir Winston Churchill published in German press people from SE Poland (then under Austria-Hungarian occupation) still use the insult: “You Dardanelles donkey!”.

(The Illustrated War News)

Vice-admiral Sackville Hamilton Carden – commander of the Allied Navy in the Dardanelles (until March 16, 1915) and the author of the Dardanelles Operation plan determining the elimination of forts by the navy alone.

(The Illustrated War News)

Rear-admiral John de Robeck (in the middle in black uniform) – vice-admiral Carden’s second in command and from March 16, 1915 the commander of the Allied Navy in the Dardanelles. This picture was taken in the Dardanelles on board of HMS Triad, after March 18, 1915.

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Rear-admiral Emile Paul Amable Guépratte – commander of the French squadron in the Dardanelles.

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Lt. Norman Holbrook VC – commander of B11 submarine which on December 13, 1914 sunk the Ottoman battleship Mesudiye. He was the first submariner to get the VC and the first awarded with this highest British order for the achievements in the Dardanelles.

(Abrahams & Sons, Devenport- Piotr Nykiel's collection)

 

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