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    TURKEY HAS BEEN CELEBRATING ONE OF ITS GREATEST MILITARY TRIUMPS OF WORLD WAR ONE.IT WAS?

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    TURKEY HAS BEEN CELEBRATING ONE OF ITS GREATEST MILITARY TRIUMPS OF WORLD WAR ONE.IT WAS THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS VICTORY OVER THE BRITISH AND FRENCH NAVIES AT DARDANELLES.TURKISH AND GERMAN VETERANS OF THE CAMPAIGN WERE PRESENT WHEN A BIG MILITARY PARADE MARCHED THROUGH DARDANELLES ON THURSDAY.

    THE VICTORY WAS OBSERVED THROUGHOUT TURKEY, BUT THE BIGGEST CELEBRATIONS WERE AT THE SITE OF THE BATTLE ITSELF.TURKISH AIR FORCE JETS SPED OVER IN SALUTE AS RESPECTS WERE PAID TO THE TURKS AND GERMANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES.

    THE GOVERNOR OF THE DARDANELLES RECALLED THE VICTORY BEFORE THE MILITARY PARADE GOT UNDER WAY.AMONG THOSE WHO MARCHED WERE TROOPS, SAILORS, STUDENTS AND JANISSARIES - THE NAME GIVEN RECRUITS TO THE OLD OTTOMAN ARMY.TURKSIH VETERANS DROVE PAST AS A GROUP OF THEIR FORMER GERMAN COMRADES LOOKED ON.

    THE DARDANELLES VICTORY WAS AT THE ONE OF THE MOST CRUCIAL STAGES OF THE WAR WHEN BRITAIN AND ITS ALLIES WERE ATTEMPTING TO OPEN A SUPPLY ROUTE THROUGH THE MEDITERRANEAN TO RUSSIA.THE NARROW TURKISH STRAIT BARRED THE WAY.

    A SQUADRON OF BRITISH AND FRENCH WARSHIPS TRIED TO MAKE A BREAKTHROUGH.GERMAN-LED TURKISH TROOPS IN POSITIONING OVERLOOKING THE STRAIT BOMBARDED THEM, AND ON MARCH 18, 1915 - 50 YEARS AGO ON THURSDAY - THE ALLIES GAVE UP, HAVING LOST THREE BATTLESHIPS.

    (THE FOLLOWING MONTH, BRITISH, FRENCH, AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TROOPS BEGAN A FRESH CAMPAIGN, THIS TIME STORMING THE BEACHES).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAK1X6ECLIF8GLOGULSPC1JIAY
    Media URN:
    VLVAK1X6ECLIF8GLOGULSPC1JIAY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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