Captain Ali told us how a young man had only just become a father
when he was sent to the front line to defend his homeland. Like
so many others, that young man never returned from the Gallipoli
Peninsular. He never got to see his son grow up; he never got to
see his grandson become a submarine captain.
No one spoke as we looked at the exhibits in the museum. Old uniforms
hung on the wall; rusted tools and weapons were displayed in cabinets
around the room. Amongst the memorabilia were photos of proud young
men, standing to attention in their crisply ironed khakis. Their
eyes were full of life and adventure to come.
||For twelve thousand Australian and New Zealand
men, the Gallipoli Peninsular is where the adventure would end.
While driving down to ANZAC Cove, we passed a flat area of grass
several metres inland from the coastline. This circular area surrounded
by small ridges on its boundaries became known as "Shell Green"
where many cricket tests between Australian and New Zealand troops
took place. The Turkish soldiers didn't know what to make of this
funny game involving a ball and a stick! They found it particularly
amusing when the soldiers would argue with each other so much that
fights would erupt.
Bruce wondered who got the ball if someone hit a six?
||Go to this site and scroll
down a little to see how
many people from other countries were killed or wounded
||Catch a glimpse of Shell