The rarely visited French cemetery is extremely moving, with rows of metal crosses and five white-concrete ossuaries each containing the bones of 3000 soldiers. French troops, including a regiment of Africans, successfully attacked Kumkale on the Asian shore in March 1915, then re-embarked and landed in support of their British comrades-in-arms at Cape Helles, where they were virtually wiped out.
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Initial Anzac landing site on the ill-fated morning of 25 April 1915.
Nearby Gallipoli Peninsula attractions
Skew Bridge Cemetery is north of Seddülbahir. Take the left fork north of the village where the road divides.
This gigantic stone structure, also known as the Abide (Monument), was built to commemorate Turkish soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli.
Allied cemetery in the southern part of the Gallipoli Peninsula, north of Seddülbahir.
Allied cemetery in the southern area of the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Allied cemetery at the southern tip of the peninsula. 'V' Beach was a landing spot as part of the two-pronged initial Allied attack in 1915.
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Yahya Çavuş Şehitliği remembers the Turkish officer who led the resistance to the Allied landing in the southern area of the peninsula and caused heavy…
This British memorial is a commanding stone obelisk erected in honour of the 20,000-plus Britons and Australians who perished in this area and have no…