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    Warm greetings from Dardanelles on the way to Gallipoli. Stay tuned for more pics and info.
    Below is the famous mine layer Nusret (probably replica), anchored at Canakkale where we are spending the first day of the tour.

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    Have a great time Andy.
    We look forward to your further dispatches.

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Enjoy your trip Andrzej!
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Hoping your trip is a good one.
    Karl
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    What they said!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Have a good one Andrzej
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Have a good trip, Andrzej. We missed you at Doncaster.

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    Very envious Andy - looking forward to your photos!

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    Have a great trip Andy. Looking forward to more pics.

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    It has been a long day with lots of places to explore.
    First we visited the Maritime Museum in Canakkale where numerous guns, mines and even a U-boat remnants are very well preserved. The mine layer Nusret replica offers an insight tour with figures in uniforms displayed.

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    Our team.
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    Wrong choice of tee Andrzej - we can't see you against that wall . Have a crackin' time.
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    There's a tour I'd like to take. Have fun, thanks for the photos so far, hope there's more to come.

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    Great start - looking forward to more.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Have a great trip mate.
    I loved my time there - especially with the meaning for my country.

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    Coincidentally, I am rereading my copy of this book:

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    Default You Lucky, lucky dog.

    Hi Andy
    Something I have always wanted to do but know I never will. Missed you at Doncaster. Keep smiling and keep those pics coming.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    I watched a 90 minute documentary on the Gallipoli Campaign just a couple of days ago; it was on Freeview.

    If it crops up again, I'll try to drop a notice here.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    After stepping down from Nusret we set sails for Gallipoli peninsula. Our first assignment was the museum built to commemorate the beligerent troops, their actions and hardships they faced.

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    ...Turkish pilot figures behind me.
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    To my mind the Turks did all they could to pay hommage to all participants of the campaign (of course underlying their own sacrifice).
    According to afterwar Atatürk's speach: "All mothers wipe your tears, for your sons who rest in our land are also our sons now".

    Then we drove north and then south to see the monuments, the trench lines and cemmentaries placed along the western coast of the peninsula. ANZAC Bay, Helles and the Kilibahtiri stronghold. Stay tuned.Click image for larger version. 

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    If I ever get to do any battlefield tourism, I MUST add this tot he list. Thanks for the pics, Andrzej.

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    Superb photos!
    Looks like a great place to visit.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Great pics, Andy.
    Thanks for posting.

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    very cool andy! great pics thanks for sharing!!!
    i wonder if any of those kabalaks are original? thats one of the mythical unicorn items i would love to own lol. maybe if i win a large lottery one day lol.

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    Thanks for a view of the Museum and its contents Andy.
    Rob.
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    Yes great photos. looks like a good one to visit.


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    Looks like an excellent place to visit.
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    Great photos Andy. I get more jealous with each post!!

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    Oh man, cool!
    There was no museum when I was there in the late 80's...
    Thanks for the pictures.



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