Tuesday 15 April 2008 by Robyn van Dyk. No comments
News, Battlefield Tours, Gallipoli

Those of us travelling with the Memorial on the Gallipoli battlefield tour arrived in Istanbul today following a long journey from our various home ports. On a flight of over 22 hours it is inevitable that conversations would be struck and I met several Australians also travelling to Gallipoli. For the first leg of the trip I sat next to an Australian Vietnam war veteran. He was planning on touring the battlefields and to attend the Dawn Service at Gallipoli. Later after I had changed flights at Singapore international airport for the journey to Istanbul I sat next to a large group from the town of Robinvale, Victoria who were also briefly travelling to Gallipoli but were heading to their town's sister city, Villers-Bretonneux, France to commemorate Anzac Day there.