The Hills of ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli

The Hills of ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli


The Light Horse Regiments and 1st Division Australian Infantry Forces (AIF) were landed further north than was planned and instead of facing low hills and gradually rising gullies towards the high ground they found themselves confronted by near vertical hills covered in thick scrub.

I guess we know more of the stories of Gallipoli than the European campaign as we have heard them told since we were first in Primary school. After all it was Gallipoli that was the ‘Baptism of Fire’ for Australia as a new nation and the basis for the Spirit of the ANZACS. And although the focus of my project is the Western Front in Europe, I did not think I could tell the story without at least going and standing on the beaches and hills of the Gelibolu peninsular.


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