Third Battle of Krithia

Date from 04 June 1915
Category Battle

With only modest progress accompanying the Allied attack at the Second Battle of Krithia in the first week of May 1915, a third attempt was made to secure the village of Krithia and the prominent hill feature of Achi Baba to its rear. In preparation for this fresh assault several night advances had been made on 18, 23, 25 and 27 May which resulted in the Allied line moving forward some three-quarters of a kilometre with few casualties. On 4 June 1915, British and French troops launched their attack at their Turkish lines and were once again thrown back by determined, but weakening, Turkish opposition. Having suffered heavy casualties, the Allies were then forced to repel Turkish attempts over the next two days to push them into the sea.