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ANZAC DAY


6 September 1914

Of the threat from Turkey, Winston Churchill wrote:


The price to be paid in taking Gallipoli would no doubt be heavy, but there would be no more war with Turkey. A good army of 50,000 men and sea power – that is the end of the Turkish menace.

LEST WE FORGET

A school project compiled by an 11 year old year 6 Primary School Girl to the music of Walzing Matilda and the Last Post.


A LETTER FROM GALLIPOLI:
Frank Clark's letter from Gallipoli produced for the Auckland War Memorial Museum by Storyboards.

5 June 1915

In a speech delivered in his parliamentary constituency at Dundee, Scotland, Winston Churchill urged a maximum effort at Gallipoli:


Through the Narrows of the Dardanelles and across the ridges of the Gallipoli Peninsula lie some of the shortest paths to a triumphant peace.



18 May 1915

Reverend O Creighton, a chaplain with the British 29th Division at Helles, wrote of the Turks:


The Turkish positions only get stronger every day. … They are magnificently well-led, well-armed and very brave and numerous.


ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF GALLIPOLI:
The centrepiece of commemorations is the outdoor projection of Heroes of Gallipoli, the rare film recently restored by Peter Jackson that contains the only known footage of the campaign.

12 October 1915

Asked for his opinion as to the consequences of a British evacuation of Gallipoli, General Sir Ian Hamilton wrote:


It would not be wise to reckon on getting out of Gallipoli with less loss than that of half the total force ... we might be lucky and lose considerably less than I have estimated.




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