Canakkale …Gallipoli

Our last full day in Turkey before crossing into Europe tomorrow. We caught a ferry to cross the Dardanelles this morning to visit Gallipoli. A very moving few hours as we visited the different areas and heard about the history. With so many lives lost, one couldn’t help but say quietly the “Ode to the Fallen” as you walk amongst the graves. So many of the soldiers were only teenagers!

We visited Brighton Beach, Ari Burnu Cemetary Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, the 57th Regiment Turkish cemetery, Nec Cemetery and the New Zealand monument as well as the Anzac area where each Anzac Day thousands gather for the dawn service.

So many lives were lost.

 

                                                      Rest in Peace

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