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by falon2u Online Now May 24, 2006 at 4:48 AM

Does anyone know if the lighthouses of Imroz and Bozcaada were shelled during World War One?

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    RE: Lighthouses

    by Sirvictor Online Now May 24, 2006 at 9:20 AM

    Dear Maria, You better ask your question to
    I discuss in this forum. very interesting.

    On the other hand. I dont realyy know if the lighthouses bombed in WW1 or not. But my logic says that during that time the both islands were inhabited by Rum citizens of Ottoman empire. therefore invading british should have not bombed the lighthouses. On the other hand Turks were defending on the shores of Dardanelles. The Dardanelles were blocked by british it was impossible for them to sail far to the islands.
    2-German ships Goeben and Breslau on their way to Turkish seas could habe bombed the lighthouses.
    3- During the war Goeben and Breslau under Turkish flag and name "Yavuz" and "Midilli" made an unsuccesful sail againts British Fleet. Midilli sunk and Yavuz heavily demaged. They could have bombed the light houses. ??????

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