The First World War history of Gallipoli
A narrow, beautiful strip of cliffs, gullies and forests, the Gallipoli Peninsula is synonymous with the military battles fought here during the First World War, and rightly a place of historical pilgrimage for many Australians and New Zealanders. Thousands upon thousands of young men perished here, and a tour of the Anzac sites is an emotional, sobering experience. The tombstone inscriptions at Lone Pine Cemetery are almost unbearably poignant – proud, sorrowful epitaphs written in stones that stand under the shelter of a single pine tree. Paying your respects at Anzac Day’s Dawn Service here is immensely moving, unforgettable.