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Brave Old World

A traveller's guide to Gallipoli

The sad, heroic history of Gallipoli is written in every gully and ridge of the beautiful peninsula. William Gurney combs the battleground for clues

  • Sulva Bay, 3 September 1915

Gallipoli is one of the few First World War battlefields to retain the look and feel of the period. And at Gallipoli you do not need much imagination to grasp the point of it all: a bold dash to Istanbul to knock Turkey out of the war. It is all so much more accessible to the visitor than the flat plains of Flanders, where the objectives fought over at such vast human cost are difficult to comprehend – often no more than vague rises in a bleak ground, waypoints in a war of attrition, of little obvious strategic significance…

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