|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).