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... British first sent in their battleships which several were promptly sunk and two months later tried to land troops at Cape Helles point in April 1915. Surprise, surprise the Turkish army was waiting for them and had increased it's force by six fold in the intervening two months. You can see where this is going. It was a disaster with a massive loss of life, 250,000 allies and the Turks lost around 350,000. The allies hardly got off the beaches and after another ...
... because it was deserted, but later realized that there just aren't any other tourists
6. we are the ONLY guests at our hotel
7. there is little bargaining power when you are the only guests, because if we weren't there, the owner would get the night off
8. we were chased down a street by a dear old grandmother who tried to get us to rent her daughter's spare room (we had already rented our other place for the ...
... those who had come so far from home.
Then we hopped back on the buses and climbed the hills to the Lone Pine Memorial. mainly there for commemorating Australian involvement. Lone Pine is to them what Chunuk Bair is to us.
Our next stop was Quinn's Post, once described as 'the worst place on earth'. After that it was to the "Nek" which had views of Anzac Cove from above ...
... I didn't want it to touch!!
Everyone was subdued and trying desperately to get some sleep. The people on the grass were packed like sardines and any attempt to move was futile. Let me describe our seats in the stands. I'm sure you've all been to a football or cricket match and the seats are all connected, and slightly bucketed for comfort. These ones had an additional element of comfort built in, in that in the middle of each seat was a funny sort ...
... busy morning, we took the ferry back to Cannakkale, found a tiny place to have lunch then humoured the children with a trip to the local playground. We stumbled across some trampolines which they loved - even Benjamin managed to have a go on a special baby one. Dinner was a huge ice-cream each, then we retired to the hotel to pack up ready for an early start tomorrow morning.
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