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limeypilot

Gallipoli trip

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Hi folks,

I just got back from a lightning trip of 5 days in Gallipoli. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone, especially if you have an interest in the area due to relatives serving there etc. I rented a car in Istanbul airport and drove down to Cannakale, a 4.5 hour drive. No problems with traffic and the roads are excellent - not so much if you decide to do a little local travelling, but still no major issues. I booked a coach tour of the ANZAC sites, then did the British sites down south on my own by car. That gave me the chance to revisit any sites that were skipped by the tour. Quite a few of the ANZAC and British cemeteries are inaccessible to coaches so if you need to visit a specific one you may need to hire a car anyway.Those include Shrapnel Valley, Plugge's Plateau, Shell Green, The Nek, and The Farm (accessible via a steep track from a coach stop at Chunuk Bair) in the ANZAC sector, and Redoubt and Pink Farm in the British sector down south. Also well worth a visit are the Turkish memorials and the forts of Namazgah (opposite Canakkale) and Ertugrul (overlooking V Beach).

Here are some pics I took whilst there.

 

Z Beach, ANZAC Cove

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Canakkale

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Turkish cemetery

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Lone Pine Cemetery

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Ari Burnu Cemeterey

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New Zealand Number 2 Outpost Cemetery

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Chunuk Bair

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Turkish 57th Regiment memorial

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Fort Namazgah

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Kilitbahir Castle from Fort Namazgah

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Lancashire Landing Cemetery

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Pink Farm cemetery

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Redoubt cemetery

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Turkish memorial at the site of the Battle of Gully Ravine, and the view inland

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Twelve Tree Copse

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V Beach from Fort Ertugrul

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Fort Ertugrul

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Helles Memorial and the view inland

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X Beach

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Ian

 

 

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Great photos Ian, thanks. You were fortunate with the weather, as was I, 36 years ago, its a truly beautiful area with such a sad heritage. I'd love to go back there & have a decent prowl about rather than the few short hours we had back then. Your photos evoke some deep memories.

Steve.

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