Mar 6, 2010

95th Anniversary of Canakkale in Turkey

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ANZAC Day is a national day of commemoration in New Zealand and Australia when we remember those who died in war. The 2010 ANZAC Day commemorations will mark the 95th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli.

Commemoration services will be held over two days, Saturday 24 April and Sunday 25 April. On 24 April there will be Turkish, French and UK services. The Dawn Service (ANZAC Commemorative Site), the Australian Memorial Service (Lone Pine), the Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial Service (57th Regiment Memorial) and the New Zealand Memorial Service (Chunuk Bair) will be held on Sunday 25 April.

You can read lots of history on this war you can start here at
http://www.spirits-of-gallipoli.com/history/history01.htm

This is something if I write something about it, I will get it wrong.
I have heard so many stories, from everyone in Turkey to Australia.
What I do know is it is remembered every year by Turks. I went to see where it was I had heard and read so much about. As soon as I arrived at the first Turkish resturant the waiter was outside telling me the story
across the waters where it happened. I could see then he was as proud a Turk as he told me stories.
The reasons I traveled all over Turkey is my love of History.
Photographing as much as I could for my own albums.
Bless all the Mehmets of the world.

1 comment:

papel1 said...

Interesting information. I have been to Canakkale.
Judy