"Gallipoli !!!" Turkey Things to Do Tip by 80-bettyboo

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The World War I battle for control of the Dardanelles was fought mainly on the Gallipoli peninsula, with appalling casualties. Around 100,000 were killed (The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - the ANZACs )and 400,000 wounded during the nine-month campaign (1915-1916).
With the peninsula running 35 kilometres from one end to the other
Kabatepe Museum:The museum has a collection of photographs from the battke,as well as uniforms,weapans..
Anzac Cove : where the Anzac's first landed on 25th April.
Lone Pine : The Memorial is to those whose
bodies were never found or recovered. The graves mark the final resting places of those who were identified. Other, unidentified,
soldiers lie nearby. Their names are recorded in the memorial.
Chunuk Bair : The first objective of the Allied landing in april 1915 ,and now the site of New Zealand memorial.It is also at the heart of the penunsula,and it is also where Mustafa Kemal Ataturk would have hit but was stopped by his pocket watch.known by every Turkish schoolchild..
57th Regiment : just over 1 km up to hill from Lone Pine,is another Monument for Mehmetcik ( we call Mehmetcik who die while figting) and the cemetry was built a few years ago.. there is heaps of stories about the war , the best one I like,when they they ceased-fire ,Aussie were trowing chocolates to the turkish soldires,who hadn't tasted any chocolates till that time and in re-turned turkish soldiers were trowing them cigarettes.but they all knew when the time came,they had to kill each other,which is shame I guess.
Turkish people love aussies and kiwis alot,since we have common history and they are fun! I think they all like Turkey as well..
You don't have to be auusie or kiwi to visit Gallipoli,the area itself has a gorgeous wiew and once u arrive there u can easliy feel the fresh air on your face and smell the trees.

Directions: it takes 6 hours to arrive the penunsula from Istanbul...An organised tour is the best way to explore the area,to get the benefit of a guide who can relate the history and expalin the battles..

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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