Gallipoli – ANZAC Cove 2014 – Turkey, Photo essay

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A view of ANZAC Cove from the New Zealand graveyard
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The Anzac commemorative site above North Beach, Gallipoli.   The New Zealand and Australian governments created this site in cooperation with the Turkish government. New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark, her Australian counterpart John Howard and the Turkish Minister of Forestry dedicated it on Anzac Day 2000. They unveiled a plaque stating: “Australian & New Zealand soldiers came ashore here in the early hours of 25 April 1915. Despite their bravery, they made little headway against a determined Turkish defence. The surviving Anzac forces, unable to achieve their objective, were evacuated from here by 20 December 1915. The Gallipoli Peninsula Peace Park is dedicated to the pursuit of peace, harmony, freedom and understanding. In establishing this site within the park, Australia and New Zealand demonstrate they share these ideals with Turkey and with all democratic nations.”
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War cemetery with memorial to ANZAC soldiers. Hundreds of name on each panel.
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One of the many New Zealand soldiers buried in ANZAC cove cemetery
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The daunting terrain the soldiers faced
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Some of the names on the memorial in ANZAC graveyard
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The trench system used by the Allied Forces
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The trench system used by allied forces
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War cemetery at Gallipoli where many of the New Zealand soldiers are remembered.
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Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park
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A memorial on Pinnacle Hill which states “In Honour of the soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 8th August 1915”              From the uttermost ends of the earth
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Memorial with flag and bronze stature of the Turkish Gallipoli division commander Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
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Bronze stature of a Turkish Soldier carrying a wounded Allied Captain to safety on Pine Ridge – based on incident reported by Lieutenant Casey (later became Governor General of Australia). Symbolic of compassion & chivalry of both forces
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The story of ANZAC 1915
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The words of Ataturk 1934
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Their Names Liveth for Evermore
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Bronze stature of Turkish Soldier at Gallipoli Turkish Cemetery near Anzac Cove

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