• 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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  • 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 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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  • Day 9

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image While the start of day 8 took us to Cape Helles at the far south end of the battlefields, the 9th day starts with a trip to the Suvla Bay area in the far north. We start at Lala Baba which over looks Suvla Bay and the Salt Lake. The Salt Lake now has a dam at one end so that a low level of water could be maintained for fish farming. View larger image Our next stop also shows how areas …

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  • Day 8

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image 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. The first stop is at a Turkish memorial that was a section of graves for those killed when British ship artillery shelled a hospital installation.…

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