In the last summer vacations I visited Gallipoli. On the first day I started with the coastal forts along the eastern part of the Gelibolu peninsula. In fact this is almost mandatory as the boat leads you to Kilitbahir, from where everything starts. I took plenty pictures of many forts, and guns but I will keep them for me as there are much better pictures of them in the Web free to see.
Like that I will concentrate this post on rare period photos the guns and emplacements from a small museum (may be temporary exhibition?) close to Kilitbahir coastal forts. These pictures shows some of the Turkish heavy coastal guns that created havoc on the British/French fleet. There was a total of 20 of these big guns of German origin mostly, some were British, in a grand total of 80 guns if counting the smaller calibers. This number was clearly insufficient and the guns were in open emplacements, but even so, due the the Turkish tenacity, the Anglo-French arrogance and some brilliant feats of arms like the one from the Nusrat minelayer, the Allies were forced to go for landing operations on the south and western parts of the Gallipoli peninsula in order to silence the guns and then reach Constantinople.