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The defence of the Dardanelles


Vice-Admiral Johannes Merten (left foreground), the German naval officer responsible for the defence of the Dardanelles pictured outside his headquarters, circa 1915. To the right of Merten is Admiral Guido von Usedom, Inspector General of coastal artillery and mining in the Dardanelles area.


Reference: Bild 183-R36163
Photo: o.Ang.
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