Friday 24 April 2009 by Andrew Gray. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Simpson Prize

On the way down Rhododendron RidgeOn the way down Rhododendron Ridge

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Friday 24 April 2009 by Andrew Gray. 12 comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Simpson Prize

Simpson Prize students on the Cannakale FerrySimpson Prize students on the Cannakale Ferry

By Eleanor Lourey (Simpson Prize winner):

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Thursday 23 April 2009 by Andrew Gray. 1 comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Simpson Prize

Grave of Major EC OldhamGrave of Major EC Oldham

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Thursday 23 April 2009 by Andrew Gray. No comments.
Battlefield Tours Simpson Prize

Simpson students and teachers in front of the Blue MosqueSimpson students and teachers in front of the Blue Mosque

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Tuesday 21 April 2009 by Andrew Gray. 7 comments.
Battlefield Tours Gallipoli, Simpson Prize

The Simpson Prize is a competition for high school students from around Australia, with a winner from every state and territory getting the opportunity to travel to Turkey and attend the services on ANZAC Day at Gallipoli.

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Monday 19 May 2008 by Robyn Van Dyk. 1 comments.
Battlefield Tours Western Front

And the last post for the Battlefield Tour Blog 2008!

Ypres & Passchendaele

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Friday 16 May 2008 by Robyn Van Dyk. 5 comments.
News, Battlefield Tours Western Front

Villers-Bretonneux and Bullecourt are two towns on the Western Front that continue to have an ongoing connection with Australia. Due to the warmth and hospitality of the locals in receiving us, the battlefield tour will also not easily forget these towns.

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Sunday 11 May 2008 by Robyn Van Dyk. 2 comments.
News, Battlefield Tours Western Front

Dawn and Geoff Harwood were surprised to find that they had a relative buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery. They recognised him as family by his home town and his unusual surname. Geoff and I sat together after dinner last night and using the memorial's website and databases we were able to uncover a little bit more about George Radnell.

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Saturday 10 May 2008 by Robyn Van Dyk. No comments.
News, Battlefield Tours Western Front

When walking the battlefields of the Somme it is evident that most of the visible signs of destruction caused by the First World War have disappeared. The enormous Lochnagar Crater is one of the few surviving scars left on the terrain in this region. A monument to the devastation of war, this crater was caused by a 60,000 lbs mine and is 100 metres in diameter and 30 metres deep. It is hard to capture its sheer size in a photograph.

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Thursday 8 May 2008 by Robyn Van Dyk. 11 comments.
News, Battlefield Tours Western Front

The major battles of 1916 took place on the Somme. The offensive began on the 1st July 1916 and would become one of the most costly episodes of the war. Between July and mid November the losses reached a total of 1,300,000 men.

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