Remembering Gallipoli: must-see sights for Anzac Day – travel tips and articles – Lonely Planet

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From Turkey, Australia and New Zealand to Britain and France, people join together every 25 April to remember soldiers who died in the Allies’ fight against the Turks at Gallipoli during World War I. While Anzac Day has come to encompass all soldiers lost in the war, the day still has distinct meaning for countries across the world. Visiting the Anzac Commemorative Site in Gallipoli is almost a rite of passage for young Australians and New Zealanders. Despite the campaign’s failure to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul), which was an ally of Germany during WWI, it was the first major action the two countries took part in and is seen as a defining moment for their countries’ national identities, making them distinct from Britain.

I was lucky enough to travel with Kiwis and Aussies to this special place and found it very moving to learn about history through their eyes.

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