Gallipoli Peninsula

On the morning of 7 August 1915, the 8th (Victorian) and 10th (Western Australian) Regiments of the third Light Horse Brigade vaulted out of their trenches at the Nek and into withering fire. They were cut down before they reached the enemy line. This episode was immortalised in Peter Weir's 1981 film Gallipoli.

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1. Baby 700 Cemetery

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Named after its height above sea level in feet, Baby 700 was the limit of the initial Allied attack, and the graves here are mostly dated 25 April. It's…

2. Sergeant Mehmet Monument

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The Sergeant Mehmet Monument is dedicated to the Turkish sergeant who fought with rocks and his fists after he ran out of ammunition.

3. Mesudiye Topu

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Mesudiye Topu is an Ottoman cannon. The weapon was used to defend the Dardanelles from incursions by French warships in March 1915.

4. Kesikdere Cemetery

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The Kesikdere Cemetery contains the remains of 1115 Turkish soldiers from the 57th and other regiments.

6. 57 Alay Cemetery

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Cemetery and monument for the Ottoman 57th Regiment. This regiment was led by Mustafa Kemal (later Atatürk) and was responsible for halting the Anzac…

7. Düztepe Monument

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The Düztepe Monument marks the spot where the Ottoman 10th Regiment held the line. Views of the Dardanelles and the surrounding countryside are superb…

8. Canterbury Cemetery

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Cemetery for soldiers from the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island.