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An Enemy Submarine in Action, and "75's": At the Dardanelles

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,/ r: : ‘. °”l~~~ ~ ~ 1 ‘L .. ,;…. ~ <:: (CI s )F·d l i THE PERIS(.OPE OF AN ENEMY SUBMARINE APPEARS AMONG BRITISH WAR-SHIPS OFF GALLIPOLI ON MAY z5 :H.M.S, SWIFTSURE' FIRING AT THE INTRUDER.


SII THE MOST FAMOUS FIELD-GUN OF THE WAR BROUGHT TO BEAR UPON THE- TURKS G OALLIPOLI A BATTERY OF FRENCH “SEVENTY-FIVES” CONCEALED BY BRANCHES AND SHRUBS.


The sketch reproduced in the upper illustration on this page shows an interesting incident which occurred off the Gallipoli Peninsula on May 25. The officer who sends it writes : ” The periscope of an enemy – submarine was reported at about 7.zo a.m …. As far as could be seen, for some extraordinary reason, she fired no torpedo, only showing her periscope for a few seconds.” ‘ With regard to the recent progress of the operations at the Dardanelles. an official telegram issued at Cairo on June 6 stated : ” On the morning of June 4 Sir Ian Hamilton ordered a general attack on the Turkish trenches in the southern area of the Gallipoli Peninsula, preceded by a heavy bombardment by all guns


and assisted by battle-ships, cruisers, and destroyers. At a given signal the troops rushed forward with the bayonet, and were immediately successful all along the line, except in one spot where heavy wire-entanglement had not been destroyed by bombardment . On the French extreme right the French captured a strong line of trenches, which, though heavily counter-attacked twice during the night, they still occupy. We captured 400 prisoners, including so officers. . . . The result of these operations is that we have made an advance of 50oo yards, which includes two lines of Turkish trenches, along a front of nearly three miles.”–:Drawng end Phougraph Copyrighted in the United States and Canada.)



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Issue 3973. - Vol 146

Jun, 12 1915

Illustrated London News