This website has been prepared by
the first authentic hotel on the Gallipoli peninsula
The tortoises are out
grazing today, poking their heads from under black and khaki helmets, as
though they had been outfitted by an army surplus store and are shy about
their new clothes.
"Gallipoli", (Sydney 2002), Les Carlyon, p. 4
Total to date 5000
(approximately) casualties, about three men per yard of ground gained. An
order came out naming this bay
N.Z. & Australian Divisions. It does not matter what it is called. Perhaps
it will be some day known as Bloody Beach Bay. God knows we have paid heavily for it.
Colonel Fenwick DADMS of the Australian & New Zealand (nr 2) Division quoted (around 10th May) in "Gallipoli, The New Zealand Story", (Auckland 1998), Christopher Pugsley, p. 191
from the memorial plaque in Anzac Cove (April 17, 1985) :
According to the article 2 on the law on administration of provinces nr 5442, the Turkish government has decided to name the coast that is located between the longtitude 26 16 39 and the latitude 40 14 13 of the Gallipoli peninsula as “The Anzac Cove” to the memory of those soldiers belonging to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who landed here on the 25th April 1915 during the campaign of the Dardanelles which constitutes on of the most glorious wars in our history and which also has an important place in world history.
Last updated : 01/09/07
visited Birdwood on 29 April they had discussed the question of what the beach
on which the Australians had landed, and which ever since had been the main
point of entry for all the troops and stores, should be called. They agreed
that is should be know by the acronym which had first been applied to the
Corps in Egypt, and a few days later Hamilton formally announced it was to be
named Anzac Cove, a name which has endured ever since. Both Australia and New
Zealand had now made their first mark upon the war.
"Defeat at Gallipoli", (London 2002), Nigel Steel and Peter Hart, p. 144