107 years have passed since the Battle of Dardanelles, one of the most important battles that shaped history. The Allied Fleet, consisting of British and French ships, planned to pass through the Dardanelles and besiege Istanbul and seize control of the straits along with the surrounding areas. The Turkish side, which did not give way to the British and French sides in the naval battle that took place on March 18, 1915, forced the Allied States to withdraw, despite the tens of thousands of losses in the land war that lasted for months in the following period.
Dardanelles Naval Warships Collection Exhibition, which is open to visitors at the Near East University Grand Library Exhibition Hall, is bringing the Turkish, British and French warships of this legendary battle with their 1/100 size realistic models to the present day.
From Nusret Mine Ship to Queen Elizabeth, the Battle of Dardanelles is at the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts!
Dardanelles Naval Warships Collection Exhibition, which is open to visitors in the exhibition area of the Near East University Grand Library, brings to light the most famous Turkish, British and French warships of the period with 1/100 size realistic models of 26 ships that took part in this epic war. One-to-one size models of the torpedoes that the Muavenet-i Milliye ship sank many ships, especially the Royal Navy preliminary dreadnought HMS Goliath, built with the state-of-the-art technology of the period, and the naval mines that the Nusret Mine Ship sunk 3 large warships, Irresistible, Ocean and Bouvet, also take place in this unique collection. The portraits of Captain Ahmet Saffet Ohkay, captain of the Muavenet-i Milliye, and Captain İsmail Hakkı Bey of Tophane, the captain of the Nusret Mine Ship, and the works depicting the Dardanelles Naval Battles, also bring this epic lived 107 years ago to its visitors.
In the collection, which also includes the Savarona Yacht of Atatürk and Bandırma Ferry, with which Mustafa Kemal Atatürk sailed to Samsun and started the national liberation war, take place and the collection also includes the Turkish ships such as Nusret Mine Ship, Muavenett-i Milliye, Gülcemal, Alemdar, Aleppo, Sultanhisar and Ertuğrul, which played very important roles in the Dardanelles Battle. In addition, warships with the most advanced technology of the period, such as the British and French ships Suffren, Inflexible, Irresistible, Goliath, Lord Nelson, HMS Triumph, Charlemagne, Queen Elizabeth, Bouvet and Ocean trying to pass Dardanelles, are among the most important pieces of the collection. Realistic models vary in size from 1 to 1.5 meters.