Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Week 1

ANZAC Cove and Beach Cemetery

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Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Week 1

Morning on the Dardanelles

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Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Week 2

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.

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Friday 27 April 2007 by Simpson Prize. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Simpson Prize

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.

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Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 1 comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli

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.

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Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Week 2

Wednesday 25 April 2007 by Simpson Prize. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Simpson Prize

Today we went to Asia! We took the ferry across the Dardanelles, which was amazing because it only takes around 5 minutes. We got to look at the forts on both sides, which were bombarded during the naval campaign of the First World War. The fort on the Asian side has been converted into a museum, staffed by Turkish men serving their compulsory military service. We walked in a replica of the Nusrat and watched presentations about the Turkish success on March 18th. We also got to look at a collection of WWI guns and cannons, and watched a play set in the Turkish trenches.

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Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Week 2

The first half of day 8 is a tour of the Helles point area. After all the walking of day 7 it is a nice break to have a bus tour day. Although this area was primarily landed and occupied by British and French troops it also has some ANZAC memorial.

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Wednesday 25 April 2007 by Simpson Prize. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Simpson Prize

DAY 5 OF OUR SIMPSON PRIZE ADVENTURE!

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Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Week 1

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