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... will ever look at Anzac day the same again, especially next year that marks
100 years since the war….. over 400,000 lives lost. We will remember them.
There are many cemeteries all over the peninsular. The Turkish have done a great job in recognising fallen soldiers from both sides. They maintain all sites immaculately.
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Hostel & Tours – TJ’s is a great place to stay in ...
... camera guy spent the rest of the time filming from where I had been sleeping. I then managed to get short naps in between the documentaries. some of the videos were really interesting like the one about the aus submarine that was the only one to make it through the Dardanelles, hearing letters of soldiers being read out was incredibly moving as we were standing on the land they were writing from and stories from soldiers who had been in gallipoli. I eventually gave up on ...
... was moved by Gallipoli and our proximity to the events that unfolded. A tribute to those ANZACs who died in Gallipoli (1934), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk said; Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, ...
... of that. By 11pm I’d pretty much stripped off to my pants and shirt, and sweated in my sleeping bag.
At midnight they showed messages from the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers the Turkish President. At 4am we were shown live footage of the dawn services happening at home. I looked up just in time to see Townsville flash on the big screens.
Not long after they gave us all a wake up call the dignitaries started to arrive. I’m ...
... this failed endeavour, the Anzacs concentrated on consolidating and expanding the beachhead while awaiting reinforcements. They did this until June.
In August a major offensive was stage in an attempt to advance beyond the beach up to the ridges of Chunuk Bair and Sari Bair. It resulted in the bloodiest battles of the campaign but little progress was made.
The Gallipoli campaign lasted until January 1916, and resulted in a total ...
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