On 6th August, Aussie soldiers charged 60 metres and captured the Turkish trenches. But for 5 days this area witnessed the worst fighting of the campaign. The attack was designed to draw Turkish troops from the Allied landings at Chunuk Bair and Suvla Bay. It resulted in the deaths of 2200 Aussies and 4000 Turks.
Lest We Forget November 1st 2006 I vaguely recall studying WWI in school. But it's not until you come to Gallipoli that you get a true appreciation for what the Aussies, Kiwis, Brits and other Allied troops fought for.
It was an overwhelming experience to wander the battlefields and memorials, and reflect on the horrendous loss of life. And to thınk it may have been averted if the Brits hadn't reneged on delivering 2 battles ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Gallipoli Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more