Gallipoli Centenary – Part III

This is my third and final post on the pilgrimage I undertook last year to the Centenary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli on 25th April, 1915. Click links to go back to Part I and Part II Antipodean Ignorance Travelling with my sister, we made the 6 – 7 hour journey from Istanbul to the Gallipoli Peninsula en masse... Continue Reading →

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Gallipoli Centenary – Part II

I went all the way to Gallipoli and they wouldn’t let me in! In part 2 of my Gallipoli posts (see part 1 here) I’m going to share my extraordinary experience at the Centenary Commemorations at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 2015. Both the good and the bad. I know some parts of my post... Continue Reading →

Gallipoli Centenary – Part I

In my last blog post about the Tulip Festival, I mentioned that I visited Istanbul briefly in April 2015. The reason for that visit was to attend the centennial celebrations of the WW1 campaign known simply as Gallipoli.  Australians and New Zealanders all know this name and most understand its importance. It is imprinted in... Continue Reading →

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