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Gallipoli peninsula

Wednesday 7 October

Canakkale
leaving Canakkale on the ferry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

arriving on the Gallipoli peninsula
arriving on the Gallipoli peninsula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning we took the car ferry across the Dardanelles ( the strait of water between Canakkale and the Gallipoli peninsula) for our Gallipoli experience. It was a moving experience to be where so many ANZACs had died and also to hear the stories about some of the more personal interactions between the ANZACs and the Turkish soldiers. We visited Ari Burnu ( the first ANZAC landing place), Brighton Beach, the beach cemetery with John Simpson’s grave, ANZAC cove, the Lone Pine Australian memorial and Johnston’s Jolly where the Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels are still apparent.

message from Ataturk
message from Ataturk
Ari Burnu cemetery
Ari Burnu cemetery
Ari Burnu cemetery
Ari Burnu cemetery
Ari Burnu cliffs
Ari Burnu cliffs
Simpson's grave
Simpson’s grave
Lone pine
Lone Pine Memorial
trenches
trenches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trenches
trenches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

boat off Gallipoli
boat off Gallipoli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Gallipoli, we went to Bigali which is where Ataturk’s house has been maintained as a museum.

Bigali
Bigali

 

Bigali
Bigali

 

Bigali
Bigali
Ataturk's house
Ataturk’s house
Ataturk's house
Ataturk’s house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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