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By Nigel Steel

Gallipoli tells of the disastrous crusade at Gallipoli in 1915 whilst the allies did not knock Turkey out of the struggle. With then and now photos the e-book offers designated ancient descriptions of the world and the occasions, all of so as to entice the armchair historian and the intrepid customer to the websites. it is going to turn out an essential better half.

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Behind it, wantonly cast across the arid slopes like petrified streams of volcanic lava, the new houses of Sedd el Bahr reach steadily down towards the shore. They have been built in a range of incongruous designs. Wealth and style ooze out of the windows of one, whilst beside it the pretty wooden porch of another looks out of place without the lush green pastures of the Alps around it. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) maintenance team restoring the stone Cross of Sacrifice at the rear of V Beach Cemetery.

In 1915 this was the correct name for the nearby peak of Achi Baba and the village itself was known as Kirte Köyü. Two miles beyond the last house the road bends sharply and drops down a hill before passing the gate of Skew Bridge Cemetery. A short distance beyond this another road cuts back sharply to the left, signposted to the Motel Abide and the Çanakkale Sehitler Abidesi, the imposing Turkish Memorial set on the shores of the Dardanelles. Unsignposted, it also leads to S Beach and the French cemetery above Morto Bay.

Principally the old photographs in this book have been taken from the Photograph Archive and much of the unpublished written material from the Department of Documents and I am grateful to the Keepers of those Departments, the Assistant Director, Collections and to the Trustees of the Museum for their help and permission to reproduce them here. The negative numbers of each IWM photograph is included after the appropriate caption. I would also like to thank the copyright holders of the collections of private papers listed in the bibliography for their permission to include quotations in the text.

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