Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey

This peninsula in the north-west of Turkey is best known to New Zealanders as the site of the Allied troop landings of April 25, 1915 - a date now commemorated annually as Anzac Day. Almost 3000 New Zealanders and more than 8000 Australians were killed during the ill-fated nine-month Gallipoli campaign and the peninsula is now a popular pilgrimage site for tourists from the Antipodes who wish to pay their respects.

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