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Dar·da·nelles

 (där′dn-ĕlz′) Formerly Hel·les·pont (hĕl′ĭ-spŏnt′)
A strait connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. An important shipping channel, it marks the conventional boundary between Asia and Europe.

Dardanelles

(ˌdɑːdəˈnɛlz)
n
(Placename) the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara, separating European from Asian Turkey. Ancient name: Hellespont

Dar•da•nelles

(ˌdɑr dnˈɛlz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
the strait between European and Asian Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. 40 mi. (64 km) long; 1–5 mi. (1.6–8 km) wide. Ancient, Hellespont.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dardanelles - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian TurkeyDardanelles - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
2.Dardanelles - the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Translations

Dardanelles

[ˌdɑːdəˈnelz] NPLDardanelos mpl

Dardanelles

[ˌdɑːrdəˈnɛlz] npl
the Dardanelles → les Dardanelles fpl

Dardanelles

plDardanellen pl

Dardanelles

[ˌdɑːdəˈnɛlz] npl the Dardanellesi Dardanelli
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It is the port on the Dardenelles Straits from which to reach Gallipoli, the scene of one of the Allies' big battles a year after the 1914 outbreak of the First World War, for which Britain plans a national centenary commemoration costing PS50million.
Moscow's lease on the base, the only route for the Russian Navy into the Mediterranean via the Dardenelles, expires in 2017.
IN one case Liverpudlian John Traynor, who was paralysed fighting in the Dardenelles, walked again after visiting Lourdes to take the waters.
One famous case is that of Liverpudlian John Traynor, who was paralysed fighting in the Dardenelles but walked again after visiting Lourdes to take the waters.
Current plans also call for the construction of a new bridge across the Dardenelles, to supplement the exiting two crossings.
The youngest competitor, at just 13, was Lucy Gaynor, while other participants included Joe Oakes, who at 73 has completed many international challenges including the Bering Strait, the Dardenelles and the English Channel.
The other point I would make is that at page 25 Carlyon appears to accept that Hamilton would have known little about the East, on the Dardenelles.
A special tour in April 2000 will travel to the Dardenelles in Turkey, scene of the ill-fated Gallipoli expedition.
Darwin survived physically unscathed almost until the end of the Dardenelles Campaign.
He told a service commemorating veterans and the war dead: "Misplaced confidence on the part of the British war Cabinet resulted in the abortive attempt to force the Dardenelles by the fleet alone.