WINDY, DESOLATE MASS GRAVES OF ANZACS AT GALLIPOLI, TURKEY 1976

Lone Pine Memorial to Anzacs, at Gallipoli

WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER, 1976  –  Part One

“Very windy again.  Grey sky and grey, green sea – dark when first got up.

Detour back to Anzac memorials.  Very quiet, cold and grey.  Wound up hill past Lone Pine memorial and others – gully of mass graves.  From top looked down on beaches of Gallipoli and ridges between them and the bluff.

Ridges and beaches of Gallipoli

Sinister war ships in the bay, just seen through the mist added an uncanny touch.  9 month siege, about 60,000 Allies died and more Turks – many from cholera, hepatitus, dysentry etc.  Stopped at Lone Pine – about 900 headstones and many more listed but never found.  Very sad place (quite a few Scots’ names).

 

 

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