Kemal Turan

Keywords: Çanakkale Strait, Çanakkale Victory, Mehmetçik, Minelayer Nusret

Abstract

The aim of this article is to show and share the joy and excitement of the victory which was won by the Turkish soldiers against a superior enemy force which was equiped with the modern and advanced weaponary in the Çanakkale War. Ninety-five years ago, the Turkish victory was won under the conditions of extreme difficulty. This article also aims to contribute future studies in this subject. The struggle for the control of Çanakkale Strait is one of the most important events of the First World War because it was unique in terms of the combined land and naval operations against the Turkish fortifications and land forces. Çanakkale War was composed of naval and land operations. Çanakkale front, in the First World War, was one of the bloodiest battles of humanity because there were 6000 bullets for m2. Doctors, engineers, economists, teachers, students, traders and farmers of the Turkish nations joined this struggle of independence and won this great victory by losing 250.000 casulties.