Monday, May 3, 2010

A moving day- Anzac Cove

The drive to Anzac Cove takes you through some beautiful and rugged land.

We visited the humble museum of Anzac Cove first. We were all moved by the story of the father and son who faught side by side.
It is hard to imagine the horror that was the Gallipoli campaign when you see the crystal blue water lapping peaceful on the shores of Anzac Cove and hear the birds singing and yet it is still palpable.
Margy brought poppies for all of us to leave at the Anzac Cove Monument. We drove to Lone Pine and to Chunuk Bair and gave thanks to our Kiwi boys who lay down their lives.

"having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons..." Atuturk clearly reflects how the people of Turkey feel. This is evident everywhere we have been, particularly by the young people we have met.

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