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 1

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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John Lafferty from the Memorial's Information Technology section has taken himself and his trusty camera to Gallipoli on our annual Battlefield Tour. John is a gifted photographer and he is maintaining a blog from the tour while they are all in Gallipoli. You can find the Gallipoli Battlefield Tour blog here.

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In late 2006 I was fortunate to receive a Gordon Darling Travel Grant to do field work at Gallipoli. The purpose of the grant is to examine the landscape of Gallipoli in relation to paintings and photographs of Gallipoli in the Memorial's collection. I joined the Memorial's Battlefield tour that left Australia 13 April. After 4 days in Istanbul we have arrived in Cannakale [Chanak] a small town on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles that looks across the Narrows to the Gallipoli peninsula.

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Thursday 19 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 2 comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Week 1

Thursday 19 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Simpson Prize

Just a quick note to let people know that the Simpson Prize students have arrived in Istanbul and will soon be travelling the the Kum Hotel (near ANZAC Cove).

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Wednesday 18 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 2 comments.

Çanakkale is a port town on the western side of the Dardanelles at the Narrows.

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