"Gallipoli" Edremit Local Custom Tip by sandysmith
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Once on the other side of the Dardanelles we were headed for Istanbul for 3 days but first a stop at Gallipoli. Here we had time for a poignant walk around the war memorial for the ANZACS, which commemorates the events of the Great War campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula Turkey that took place between April 1915 and January 1916. In the nine months of the campaign more than 36,000 Commonwealth soldiers died and Australia suffered 26,094 casualties. The 31 war cemeteries on the peninsula contain 22,000 graves, but only 9000 of these were able to be identified. Anzac Day Services are held each year at the Anzac Commemorative Site at Gallipoli on April 25.