"Anzac Cove" Gallipoli Things to Do Tip by al2401

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Anzac Cove is a small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula that became famous as the site of World War I landing of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) on April 25, 1915. This small cove of only 600 metres long was to become the main base for the ANZACs for the eight month duration of the Gallipoli campaign.

The base was about a kilometre from the Turkish front line and well within the range of Turkish artillery. Although casualties were high on both sides a respect for each other was born. During quiet times each side helped each other to care for the wounded and bury the dead.

On Anzac Day in 1985, the name "Anzac Cove" was officially recognised by the Turkish government. The Anzac Day dawn service had been held at Ari Burnu Cemetery within the cove until 1999but the number of people attending outgrew the site. A purpose built "Anzac Commemorative Site" was constructed nearby on North Beach in time for the 2000 service.

The ANZAC Cove cemetery lies at the south end of the cove.

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  • Written Sep 9, 2011
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