BRAW LADDIES AMIDST THE CLASH OF THE EMPIRES
The naval plan was put into operation
on 19 February 1915 under the command
of Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden. Carden
proposed to destroy the outer defences
first, using his ships’ long-range heavy
weapons against targets at the entrance
to the straits. Once the defences had
been breached he would move in closer
to destroy the remaining gun positions
and the reduction of the defences would
allow the minefields to be swept safely.
At that point it would be possible for the
British and French Fleets to proceed to
Constantinople (today Istanbul).
The campaignwas thereforenot planned
as a land operation.Troops would be used,
T H E F I R S T NAVA L A S S AU L T
Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of War, also planned to use the Australian and New Zealand
Army Corps (ANZAC), then training in Egypt. Meanwhile the French agreed to deploy the Corps
Expéditionnaire d’Orient,a mixed force of French and NorthAfrican troops.
V Beach, where the British suffered particularly heavy casualties, 25 April 1915