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29 April 1915

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  • The Australian submarine, AE2, is sunk by a Turkish gunboat in the Sea of Marmara. The first allied warship to penetrate the Dardanelles, AE2 manages to disrupt Turkish shipping for five days, before exhausting her supply of torpedos. She is attacked by the Sultan Hissar, her crew captured and the submarine scuttled. AE2’s crew survive the attack, but four men would later die in Turkish prison camps.
  • The Leader reports that the Assistant Minister for Defence, Mr Jensen, confirms that members of the Australian Expeditionary Forces are now in the Dardanelles. Australian at The Straits
  • The Admiralty in London declare the troops in Gallipoli to be “making good their footing” on the peninsula, with 600 prisoners captured. Allies’ Troops Get Solid Footing