They dropped pamphlets from aeroplanes.
A pamphlet dropped on 25th May read thus: - “To the Australians – greetings. We know you do not hate us. Greedy England has forced you to serve in her armies and now she has left you to our mercy. Her fleet has gone away never to return. So surrender boys and we’ll give you a good time in Constantinople.”
This was when the Triumph and Majestic were sunk.
(Entry backdated from 21 July 1915).
J. A. Graham
The last moments of British battleship HMS Majestic, torpedoed by the U-21 off Cape Helles, Dardanelles, on 27 May 1915. Photo from The War Illustrated, 26 June 1915. Caption reads: “The last moments of H.M.S. Majestic, showing the huge battleship three minutes after she had been torpedoed by a German submarine, about to turn completely over and sink. The Majestic was torpedoed off the Gallipoli Peninsula early in the morning of May 27th. In this impressive photograph the doomed vessel is seen, after receiving her death-blow, with her torpedo-nets out, and her crew scrambling down her hull. Small craft are rushing to the rescue, and near her are larger vessels, powerless to help. On the British ship from which this photograph was taken, men are watching the tragic spectacle.” (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HMS_Majestic_sinking_27_May_1915.jpg)
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....