Krithia

/ˈkrɪθiə/ (say 'kritheeuh)

noun
a village in Turkey on the Gallipoli peninsula; site of three battles between Allied and Turkish forces during the 1915 Gallipoli campaign.
The Allies fought three costly battles in their attempt to take the village of Krithia and the nearby hill of Achi Baba with the aim of then advancing north along the Gallipoli peninsula to link up with the force at Anzac Cove. On 28 April 1915 British troops pushed inland from Cape Helles; 3000 men were lost dead or wounded and no ground gained. A second attempt, from 6 to 8 May, and which involved the Australian 2nd Infantry Brigade in a gallant charge against machine-gun fire, also failed to break the Turkish line; Australian casualties numbered almost 1000 dead or wounded. Although the third attempt, another frontal assault by British troops on 4 June, did gain a little ground, it too failed to dislodge the Turkish defenders and resulted in heavy casualties on both sides.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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