Selcuk Kolay, Okan Taktak, Savas Karakas and Mithat Atabay
Wrecks of the Dardanelles Campaign.
The Dardanelles Campaign is among the world’s most important naval battles, which also changed the course of the First World War.
Echoes from the deep is a unique documentary and record of the filming of shipwrecks which were sunken during the Dardanelles Campaign. It records the stories of these 31 ships and submarines and their complete stories, from launching to sinking, of the Ottoman, British, French and Australian registered vessels, as well as 2 later submarine wrecks which were all lost in the Dardanelles Straits, Aegean Sea and the Marmara Sea.
The contents include photographic images captured using the most up to date underwater imaging technology and sonar images recorded with the latest 3D Multibeam Sonar and Sidescan Sonar technology.
Accompanying the hard cover 283 page book is a 47 minutes documentary DVD which was produced in 2013.
"We are looking for all the battleships and supply vessels that were on active service in the Dardanelles in 1915 and that were later left, forgotten in the depths of the sea..." These are the words of Savas Karakas, an award-winning Turkish documentary film maker and experienced diver, who is exploring the underwater traces of the Gallipoli Campaign. Savas Karakas have produced several documentaries on the subject so far, including "Gallipoli: History in the Depths", which showed the first ever underwater shootings of sunken warships of Gallipoli, and "Gallipoli: War Beneath the Waves", which documented the lost submarines of the Gallipoli Campaign. "Echoes from the Deep" is his final tribute to the Gallipoli Campaign on the occasion of its Centenary.