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The Gallipoli peninsula

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Humblled. Respect. Gratitude. Saddened. Proud. These are just some of the emotions I felt during a sobering day on the Gallipoli peninsula. Leaving Istanbul at 6:30 am I joined RSL tours for the 4.5 hour drive to the Gallipoli peninsula. Places visited include Lone Pine memorial, ANZAC cove, the Turkish memorial, Simpson's grave & Brighton beach. There is definitely a spirit present in this place and not just ANZAC. The Turkish spirit is strong. Preparation for the 100th anniversary of the landing was well under way with temporary grandstands in place and portal ops as far as the eye could see but no Kenny could be espied. How lucky am Ito be able to visit this sacred place only 6 days before the 100th commeration.

It was freezing on the peninsula and I was underdressed for the conditions. However this was not the place to comain About being cd.

The story of the stoic Turkish resistance is not as well known back home but should be. On the morning drive we watched a great Australian doco called Gallipoli from the air I would recommend you try to source this to watch.

Lest we forget

Lest we forget


Lone Pine memorial

Lone Pine memorial

Lone Pine 2

Lone Pine 2


Lone Pine 3

Lone Pine 3


Trench warfare recreation

Trench warfare recreation

Posted by adtamo 12:25 Archived in Turkey

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