The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights

Lone Pine Cemetery

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Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

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

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Gelibolu Tarihi Milli Parkı, Eceabat, Çanakkale, Turkey

Published 07/06/2016

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