• Day 12 - ANZAC Day

    Sunday 29 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 2 comments

    View larger image The big day. We start at 1:30am from the Kum Hotel by bus and drive to ANZAC Cove. From there we have the short walk to the dawn service area. This is done early so that we miss the crowds and get some seating. While waiting for the service to begin we see some documentaries and information about some of the ANZACs that died in the campaign. View larger image View larger …

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  • Day 11

    Sunday 29 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image View larger image The day before ANZAC day and there is only a half day of activities planned as tommorrow is a 1am start. We use this time to visit some area of interest to the group. Some we have seen before, like Quin's Post, and other areas like a walk along ANZAC Cove are done by some of the group for the first time. This is basically a catchup day. View larger image…

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  • End of the trip, but not the posts

    Sunday 29 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 3 comments

    We have now left Turkey and gone on our own different ways. Some are off to the Western Front Battlefield Tour, some are returning home and others (like myself) are continuing with other travelling. There are more images and information to pass on. For example I have a number of images that I have taken to show how the battlefields have changed with "then and now" collections. There are also more images from ANZAC Day and the last days …

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  • Day 10

    Sunday 29 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 1 comments

    View larger image View larger image The morning of our 10th day on tour has the option of long walk along the ridge above the northern end of Sulva Bay or a shorter walk along the beach of ANZAC cove. For about half of the group (including myself) the long walk ridge walk was the choice. This gave us some great views of Suvla Bay from an area not visited by most visitors to Gallipoli due to its remoteness.…

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  • Day 9 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    Turkish villager View larger image Tour group members at a Turkish memorial View larger image More photos from the afternoons walk. View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image Read on

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  • Trip updates.

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    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. Before doing these updates I would like to provide one item of interest. In the story for day 7 there was a reference to the recently discovered 10 seconds of footage. Due to internet connections issues while in the Gallipoli area …

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  • Day 6 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    Morning on the Dardanelles View larger image View larger image Fortress View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image Meet our excellent driver Cengis (the C in Turkish is pronounced as a J) View larger image View larger image The first stop at the Gallipoli Battlefields is at a …

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  • Day 7 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    ANZAC Cove and Beach Cemetery View larger image View larger image The remains of a landing boat near Embarkation Peir View larger image Shapnel Valley View larger image View larger image Plugge's Plateau View larger image View larger image View larger image Lone Pine View larger image…

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  • Simpson Prize - 26 April

    Friday 27 April 2007 by 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…

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  • Day 8 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 2 comments

    Sunrise - Good morning! View larger image Turkish, ANZAC and British Memorials at Helles View larger image View larger image View larger image Gun emplacements at Helles View larger image View larger image Redoubt cemetery View larger image View larger image View larger image Turkish …

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