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Anzac Day..Battle of Gallipolli..Remembers

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by se_FOUR, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. se_FOUR

    se_FOUR Senior Member

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    Gallipoli marks 90th anniversary

    Turkish soldiers prepare for the Anzac Day ceremonies
    Two days of ceremonies have begun on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula to mark the 90th anniversary of the bloody Gallipoli landings of World War One.
    More than 100,000 men died during the failed eight-month attempt by the Allies to gain a foothold in Turkey and open a supply line to Russia.

    Sunday's services will honour British, French and Turkish troops who died.

    Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders will attend services on Monday, the anniversary of the attack.

    More than 11,000 Australian and New Zealand troops - known as the Anzacs - were killed in the campaign.

    Many historians trace the rise of Australian nationalism to the Gallipoli landings.

    Monday marks 90 years from the day when troops stormed ashore at Suvla on the west coast of Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula.


    But the Allies - intending to occupy Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman empire - failed to throw back the Turkish defenders and a long and bloody stalemate ensued.

    The Prince of Wales is expected to take part in Sunday's ceremonies.

    Young Australians and New Zealanders are already beginning to fill the hotels, bars and hostels of the Gallipoli peninsula.

    Over the years Gallipoli has come to be thought of by some as an Australian and New Zealand operation, says the BBC's Turkey correspondent Jonny Dymond, but nearly 9,000 French, 21,000 British and Irish and 86,000 Turkish troops died attacking and defending the thin strip of land.

    No campaign veterans are still alive, but many relatives still visit Anzac cove, named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died there.

    The anniversary will also be marked in Australia where every state capital is holding a parade and memorial service.

    The dawn service from Gallipoli will be televised nationwide.

    "Historians still struggle to understand why what was really a very costly stalemate [...] became a national legend almost immediately," Margaret Anderson, director of the History Trust of South Australia told the Australian Associated Press.

    "Whatever the reasons, from the beginning, Gallipoli was hailed as Australia's national baptism of fire."
  2. Schnitzel

    Schnitzel Dirty Dozen Crew

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  5. Schnitzel

    Schnitzel Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Anzac site resembles a tip
    By Paul Mulvey at Anzac Cove
    April 25, 2005
    GALLIPOLI pilgrims have soiled the memory of the Anzacs by leaving the site of the dawn service resembling a tip.

    A record crowd of 17,000 attended the dawn service at Gallipoli today but left the sacred site covered in rubbish.

    The wreaths placed at the memorial by Prime Minister John Howard and the Prince of Wales among others were strewn with plastic bags and drink bottles.

    The slopes leading back from North Beach, where the pilgrims paid their respects, were covered in plastic bags, chip packets, chocolate wrappers, fast food leftovers, banana peels, empty wine bottles and other assorted garbage.

  6. coldmilkcup

    coldmilkcup Member

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    Yeah, thats sounds about right.
  7. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

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  8. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

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    V Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 1915

    A soldier from the 10th Division of the Royal Irish Fusiliers cautiously raises his rifle on the barrel of which is what looks like a pith helmet in Gallipoli, Turkey in 1915 or 1916. Raising a target like this was a way of attracting enemy fire and so determining their position, in this case possibly a single sniper.





    "Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives…you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace.

    There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side in this country of ours…

    You the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears; your sons are now living in our bosom and are at peace.

    After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well".

    Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk)
  9. Hoblow

    Hoblow Senior Member

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    Rest in peace.

    I'm disgusted by the actions of the young aussies that travel to Gallipoli for the memorial service. For them it's an excuse for a party. They mostly drink for 2 or 3 days beforehand and the majority fall asleep during the dawn service. They sleep in the cemetary on grave sites and stub their cigarettes out on tombstones. Anzac day is a sacred day thats supposed to be used to pay respects not only to the Anzacs who died in gallipoli, but all the Australian soldiers that have lost their lives fighting for freedom for us and the rest of the world. Their behaviour makes me ashamed.
  10. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    ^^Wow, i had no idea.
    Thats pretty fucking atrocious. Its really hard to get more disrespectful than that.

    Heres a plaque commerating the event.