Lone Pine Cemetery
Lone Pine Cemetery Review
The memorial here bears the names of some 5,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers with unknown graves killed at Gallipoli during a grueling eight-month World War I campaign to defeat the Ottoman forces. Savage hand-to-hand fighting took place on the battefield where the cemetery was established, and seven Victoria crosses, the highest award given by the British government for bravery and usually quite sparingly distributed, were awarded after the battle. This is the most affecting of all the ANZAC cemeteries, and the epitaphs on the tombstones are very moving.
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