Friday 27 April 2007 by Simpson Prize. No comments.
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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 Simpson Prize. No comments.
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DAY 5 OF OUR SIMPSON PRIZE ADVENTURE!

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Wednesday 25 April 2007 by Simpson Prize. No comments.
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Wednesday 25 April 2007 by Simpson Prize. No comments.
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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 Simpson Prize. No comments.
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Thursday 19 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments.
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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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