Gallipoli – 100 Year ANZAC Commemoration 25 April 1915

At Anzac Cove, today, historic friend & foe gathered uniquely to remember and respect the fallen.

Gallipoli – 100 Year ANZAC Commemoration 25 April 1915
This day, 25 April 2015, has been a global day of remembrance.
On the shores of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli Peninsular, Turkey, today a unique assembly of historic friend and foe are gathered to remember and respect the fallen.
World War 1 “The Great War – The war to end all wars” was the catalyst for control of the Dardanelle Strait which lead to the Gallipoli Campaign.
Today, Turkey, Britain, France, Ireland, Australia & New Zealand are represented at Gallipoli by their leaders & also family descendants of those who were at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
“Gallipoli means beautiful city and is more than just a word. It is living and flourishing proof that nations can and should reconcile their differences, and build upon their shared failures so they may forge a special bond of friendship … Every April 25th at countless ceremonies world wide we remember our grandfathers in Gallipoli – we stand together knowing that they would have made great friends had they met elsewhere …Today, we prove once again that reconciliation and co-operation will always triumph over conflict. Where once our forefathers stood, fought, and died, we now stand together. Today, we remember our heroes, and as Ataturk famously said, “Our sons as well” (Turkish Ambassador to NZ: NZ Herald 25 April 2015)
The above quote also typifies the unique bond forged between the Australian & New Zealand men who landed together at Z Beach on that dark cold morning 25 April 1915. These men from the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) gave their name to Anzac Cove as it’s still known 100 years later.
2779 New Zealanders died during the Gallipoli Campaign. Their stories and survivors stories of their experiences have remained largely untold. The horrors of their war were too traumatizing to speak of. Today a younger generation are giving voice to the memories recorded in letters and diaries written from the front.
One hundred years on, this unique Centenary Observation proves indeed “We will remember them”

                          “We will remember them”
Gallipoli – 100 Year ANZAC Commemoration 25 April 1915

Gallipoli – 100 Year ANZAC Commemoration 25 April 1915

Gallipoli – One of the most famous battles in history, the WWI Gallipoli campaign began as a bold move by the British to capture Constantinople, but this definitive history, now in paperback, explains that from the initial landings–which ended with so much blood in the sea it could be seen from airplanes overhead–to the desperate attacks of early summer and the battle of attrition that followed, it was a tragic folly destined to fail from the start.One of the most famous battles in history, the WWI Gallipoli campaign began as a bold move by the British to capture Constantinople, but this definitive history, now in paperback, explains that from the initial landings–which ended with so much blood in the sea it could be seen from airplanes overhead–to the desperate attacks of early summer and the battle of attrition that followed, it was a tragic folly destined to fail from the start.

Click here to view – Gallipoli 

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