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The legendary peninsula that Churchill assumed would be a walk-over one hundred years ago. 'One look at the map shows that he who controls the Gallipoli peninsula, controls the Dardanelles, and that he who controls the Dardanelles can pass a fleet to Istanbul. In 1915, the realisation was shared by everyone...', writes William Gurney in his article 'Brave Old World' in Cornucopia 20. It ended in tragedy for both sides, of course. But here, in the well tended Gallipoli National Historic Park, among peaceful farmlands and broad, sandy shores, they will find astonishing moments of reconciliation.

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