Gallipoli Wars

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Post by Peter H » 05 Feb 2004 11:00

Matt,
The original landing zone would have been close to the Turkish fortified position at Gaba Tepe point.Page 560,Volume 1 of the Australian Official History shows photos and maps of this landmark on the coast.

This position was wired,with an MG and light artillery---it also provided a perfect,raised view of Anzac Cove,due north.Close enfilade fire would have badly damaged the 9th Battalion if it had landed near this point.

An Australian raid,with destroyer support, was conducted against Gaba Tepe in early May 1915.

The northern end of the 25th April landing,at Fisherman's Hut,suffered a bad fate as well.Some of the incoming 7th Battalion,in whaleboats,was hit badly.The Official History describes a mass of 30 killed and badly wounded Australians entwined on the beach there,survivors not rescued until two days later.

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 05 Feb 2004 20:05

Hi Matt,
The letters are great,thanks for sharing!
The dagger is really interesting,I didnt see one like that before.
And about the button:
Gaffar el Menoufieh is a Turkish-Arabic name. And its probably from a Turkish officers uniform, my guess would be that he came to Gallipoli from the Palestine Front.. Absolutely unique item!
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Post by vox stellarum » 05 Feb 2004 21:40

Great job KaaN!

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Post by Abdul Hadi Pasha » 05 Feb 2004 23:35

Kaan, this is a superb thread, thanks for all the work.

One note: Izzeddin would also be considered a big threat because he was heir apparent and Reshad was very ill; if Izzeddin had become Sultan Enver and the rest might have had big problems.

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Post by Matt » 06 Feb 2004 10:26

Some plaques from Gallipoli.
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Post by Matt » 06 Feb 2004 14:35

From Ataturk.
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Post by Matt » 06 Feb 2004 14:38

Another plaque.
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Post by Matt » 06 Feb 2004 14:53

More from Ataturk.
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Post by Kaan Caglar » 07 Feb 2004 13:50

Hi Matt,
Great pictures,thanks! :)
Let me post some pictures which I took while I was in Gallipoli,some Turkish Trenches.
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Post by Kaan Caglar » 07 Feb 2004 14:24

Abdul Hadi Pasha wrote:Kaan, this is a superb thread, thanks for all the work.

One note: Izzeddin would also be considered a big threat because he was heir apparent and Reshad was very ill; if Izzeddin had become Sultan Enver and the rest might have had big problems.
Thanks :)
You're right about Izzettin,Enver would've been in trouble if Izzeddin had become the Sultan,but I dont think he would leave his position,as he was very ambitious about it.. Some disaster,eh?
I'm posting some more pictures which I took in Gallipoli.
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Post by Matt » 08 Feb 2004 06:29

Australian war graves.
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Post by Matt » 08 Feb 2004 06:33

Another grave site.
I think this is near Lone Pine, it was three years ago I visited and did not note location when I took the photo's.
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Post by Matt » 08 Feb 2004 06:39

Australian trenches, those with logs have had some reconstruction.
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Post by Matt » 08 Feb 2004 06:41

The Nek.
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Post by Matt » 08 Feb 2004 06:45

I bought this tile from the museum at Gallipoli.
KaaN could you translate the text for me?
Thanks.
Matt.
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