English and French bombard the Dardanelles and reduce 4 forts to powder.
A card party at Draycots.
Ernest, [Martin], Mr Walker and myself, up till 12 midnight.
*The Naval Bombardment of the Dardanelles – Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, was eager to push the navy into the Gallipoli Peninsula to attack Ottoman defenses there. He hoped that an all-naval assault in the Dardanelles Straights would provide a path to Constantinople and knock Turkey out of the war, as well as open a supply lane to Russia. The plan was to attack the heavily fortified cliffs with naval artillery and sweep minefields along the way. The campaign failed, as naval power alone was unable to destroy the Turkish forts or their mobile batteries. The failure was an embarrassment for Churchill, who was dismissed from his post at the Admiralty in the aftermath.