British fleet in the Dardanelles. The Mediterranean squadron transit of the Dardanelles straits on 14 February 1878. A show of force ordered by Disraeli, during the Russo-Turkish War 1877–1878

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From an original engraving Cassell's history of England circa 1901. By Charles William Wyllie (1853–1923). The Mediterranean squadron began the transit of the Dardanelles straits on 14 February 1878 in a show of force ordered by Disraeli during the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878).