Tour group members at a Turkish memorial
Sunrise - Good morning!
Turkish, ANZAC and British Memorials at Helles
ANZAC Cove and Beach Cemetery
Morning on the Dardanelles
Now we have returned to Istanbul I can now load some more photos from day 6, 7, 8 and 9 and enter the stories and photos for days 10, 11 and 12. This includes the most important day of our trip, ANZAC Day.
We are now back in Istanbul for the end of our trip. On ANZAC Day we attended the dawn service and Lone Pine ceremony. We arrived at 1.30am and found some seats in the stands. It was very cold and there were thousands of people, many sleeping on the ground in their sleeping bags. There were films and interviews shown throughout the night to keep us entertained and informed. This included pictures and epitaphs of many soldiers buried at Gallipoli which was particularly moving. At 5.30am the service started.
My apologies for the slow updates while we are at Gallıpoli. There is very little ın the way of internet connections here. I will do a large update of informatıon and photos as soon as we return to Istanbul. This is the day after ANZAC day.