Interesting pictures from the Gallipoli campaign

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A French Senegalese at Mudros

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Transports off Anzac Cove on April 25

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Courtney’s Post

One of the best photographs taken of an Anzac trench system. The front line is just over the crest; the reserve trenches are near the lop left hand corner; the white earth spilled down the cliffside is from the mines running out to the front; the zig-zag track up the steep cliff is clearly shown.

Source: New Zealanders at Gallipoli by Major Fred Waite, Project Gutenberg April 2014. Originally 2nd edition Printed and Published under the Authority of the New Zealand Government by WHITCOMBE AND TOMBS LIMITED, AUCKLAND, CHRISTCHURCH, DUNEDIN AND WELLINGTON, 1921.

I sincerely wish all my old comrades happiness and success. None of us are ever likely to forget the times we spent together on Gallipoli. We sincerely mourn for those who so willingly gave their lives for the great cause in which we were fighting; but we know they have not died in vain, for they have ensured freedom and right for our children and our children’s children. New Zealand may well be—as I am sure she is—justly proud of her magnificent sons, who so bravely upheld her flag and fought for her honour on the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula.

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