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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.
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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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100 YEARS AGO 01OUR sport section opened with the sad news that Sefton Cricket Club captain, Harvey Blease, had been killed in action at the Dardenelles.
500 men of 7th Battalion The Royal Scots had boarded the train, bound for the Dardenelles.
2A/B Harry Fair who joined the Royal Navy, took part in the bombardment of the Turks at the Dardenelles and was later rescued when his ship was torpedoed; l Gunner [He was actually Private] William Fair, the Royal Warwicks, who was invalided home from France early in the war but returned to continue fighting; l And last survivor of them all, Private Robert Fair.
Some were in ships that served at the Dardenelles, more were on the Alcantara when she sank the Greif, (8) others were with Surdee's (9) squadron when they swept the ocean of Von Spee's (10) ships, several were in Beatty's (11) squadron when the Bliicher was sunk,12 and still others played their part in the great battle of the Jutland Bank in May 1915.
Russia lacking in warm water ports nurtured two very important ambitions - these were control of Bosphorus and the Dardenelles, the straits belonging to Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean region.
Ada trained as a nurse at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, enlisted with the Territorial Nursing Service and left for the Dardenelles on a hospital ship in July 1915.
Current plans also call for the construction of a new bridge across the Dardenelles, to supplement the exiting two crossings.
Our 3D system enhances the operational efficiency and effectiveness of port authorities, and organisations which monitor and manage vessels in confined waterways, like the narrow Bosphorus which runs through Istanbul and the Dardenelles, to its south.
Unlike Churchill's personal responsibility as First Lord of the Admiralty for the disastrous naval bombardment of the Dardenelles, the Mesopotamian campaign was undertaken by the separately administered Indian Army.
This is for two reasons - firstly because of the World War One hero Lt Commander Norman Holbrook, who sank a Turkish battleship in the Dardenelles - the same campaign that saw Australian, and Irish, troops decimated at Gallipoli, so feelings were running high.
You'll also travel to Ephesus, the eastern Mediterranean's greatest Roman city, and take a ferry ride across the Dardenelles Straits - where Europe and Asia meet.
He enlisted and served all four years of the war, earning him his French citizenship, and taking him to all fronts, including the Dardenelles in his native country of Turkey.