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IF STONES COULD SPEAK
ALONG THE DARDANELLES (EUROPE)

 

the Gallipoli housesThe Dardanelles - Akbash Cemetery & Memorial

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Statue at the Akbaş Cemetery

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... At the time of the Gallipoli Campaign, this was the principal landing port and one of the main supply points for the Turkish Forces in the field.  Soldiers and supplies coming from Istanbul were unloaded at this port, and were then directed onto the peninsula.  As such, Akbaş Limanı was often the target of indirect naval bombardment by Allied warships in the Aegean and attacks by Allied submarines that penetrated the Dardanelles. ...

... In 1915, the Turkish 19th Division’s mobile hospital was based here, serving as a dispatching hospital for wounded to be sent to Istanbul. ...

 

AKBAS CEMETERY & MEMORIAL
AKBAŞ ŞEHİTLİĞİ VE ANITI

 

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Entrance of the Akbaş Cemetery

The Akbaş Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

last updated : 27/01/08

"Loading wounded on hospital ships" picture reproduced from “The bitter Pill”, (Istanbul 2005), p. 52


... There are other graves on the hills and slopes right behind the main cemetery ...

"Gallipoli Battlefield Guide", Istanbul 2006, Gürsel Göncü & Şahin Aldoğan, p. 13

"wounded being loaded on a hospital ship bound for Istanbul", picture reproduced from "Çanak-kale, Ariburnu Heros", Izmir 2006, Nebahat & Cemalettin Yıldız, p. 190

 

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