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Reasons the Dardanelles campaign failed to achieve its military objectives.
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Which of the 4 reasons given below was most to blame for the failure of the Dardanelles campaign to achieve its military objectives? Explain you answer by referring to all 4 reasons.
* An Ill Thought-out plan
* Poor Command
* Bad organisation
* Inadequate forces and supplies from Britain
The Dardanelles campaign was launched on 29th of February when Admiral Carden started bombardment of the Dardanelles defences. The aims of the campaign were to capture Constantinople so turkey would fall allowing Britain to send supplies to Russia who were fighting on the eastern front where they were steadily losing to the Germany.
The plan was to get through the Dardanelles to knock out all the sea forts and other coastal defences all by a naval attack, this was re-thought and Churchill decided troops from the army were needed to knock out the defences while the navy bombarded the forts. After this, Constantinople needed to be taken out thus knocking turkey out of the war. Then the navy could bring desperate supplies through the Dardanelles into the sea of Mamara and then through Bosporus to get into the black sea
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