DAY 43 – GALLIPOLI – TURKEY

This narrow waterway guards the entrance to Istanbul and the Black Sea from the Mediterranean Sea, Through out History the Dardanelles have seen bitter sea battles here from the Goths, Arabs, Romans, Greeks, Crusaders, Ottomans and Allied Forces in WW1, because of   internet censorship here I  can’t write the  History of the battle of Gallipoli between the ANZACs  (Australia, New Zealand and Canadian Army Corps) and the Turkish/German Forces, but you Dear Readers in the outside World can always Google it !!

WW1 was the first mechanised war and as such the slaughter was immense,  not only in the trenches and fields of  Northern France but here also here in Turkey with the ANZAC’s and Turkish/German Forces, in Europe Armistice day is the memorial day of WW1 but in Australia and New Zealand, ANZAC day is the one remembered.

In Canakkale on the sea front is the Naval museum, its free to enter.

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After the Naval museum we walked around town towards the horse.

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When we were here previously the weather was cloudy and our photos of the new horse were dark.

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We spent the evening at Hamits internet cafe, he was playing on photoshop and made up a picture of the old girl.

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~ by travelswithmymotorbike on June 18, 2009.

10 Responses to “DAY 43 – GALLIPOLI – TURKEY”

  1. You should read Birds Without Wings. Lots of Gallipoli-related stuff in that. Plus xxxxxxxxx. And 1920’s xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx from Fethiye and İzmir.

    • Sorry John, I had to edit your comment, WordPress and Blogger have both been shut down here in the past as you know, and that mans name can only be written with wonderful things along side, welcome back to Turkey mate lol…

  2. Strange that the Father of the Nation and fez banner was born in Thessaloniki, Greece!
    I need to visit this place – strong family connections from both my Ottoman and British sides – quite intestering really!

    • Hi Nikos,

      From the border with Greece, Canakkale is well sign posted and easy to find, the ferrys drop you off in the centre of town next to the bus station, there is also a Tourist Information office in Canakkale, the only one I have seen in Turkey, the girl was very friendly/helpful and spoke excellent English. Yes I find the History here interesting, just wish I could write about it.

  3. I thought it was just China and Iran that controled the internet.

    James

  4. Do they really swith off websites in Turkey, it is hard to understand that, since Turkey has wanted to join Europe for the last 30 years.

    James.

    • Hi James,

      We can NOT mention politics regarding Turkey on a public website like mine, but we can say how great Turkey is and how fantastic the government are 🙂

  5. best places too travel u went Turkey woow there are lots of wonderful places too travel in Turkey but like lots of country in Turkey driv motorbike is so dangeraus no special moto roads like England ex.. but reall cool historical places wonderful beaches u are so lucky dude

    • Hi Steven,

      Glad you like it….yes there are soooo many places in Turkey to visit, we have not even been to the East part yet, perhaps September when its cooler.

      Cheers

      Dave…

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