Galipoli Battlefiel Full-day Tour

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Our tour starts with an early departure for Çanakkale, Scene of the epic First World War amphibious landing. After touring Çanakkale, we cross the Hellespont to the battelfields of the Galipoli Peninsula, the crucible where the national consciousnesses of Australia and New Zealand were forged in steel and blood. Planned by Winston Churchill, the Galipoli invasion was the first modern amphibious landing, and one of the Turkey’s greatest military victories of modern times, but it was won at the cost of enormous losses on both sides, particularty among the heroic ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops. They landed at what is known as Anzac Cove on April 25, 1915, and fought there eight months in a courageous but doomed struggle. Over 300,000 men from all sides were killed or wounded in the battle’s eight furious months, making it one of the bloodiest campaigns in history. In the worlds of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkish Commander at the battle and founder of the modern republic, “There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets where they lie side by side in this country of our.. Having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”

 

Price: 350 Eur per Person

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