Anzac - Anzac cove

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ANZAC COVE

 

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

the beach at Anzac Cove

the Gallipoli Houses

 

 

memorials and cemeteries of gallipoli

IF STONES COULD SPEAK - ANZAC

Total to date 5000 (approximately) casualties, about three men per yard of ground gained.  An order came out naming this bay ANZAC Bay, after 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anzac Cove - Anzak Koyu

Transcribed 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.


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Last updated : 01/09/07

When Hamilton 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

 

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ANZAC COVE.

There's a lonely stretch of hillocks;
There's a beach asleep and drear;
There's a battered broken fort beside the sea.
There are sunken trampled graves;
And a little rotting pier;
And winding paths that wind unceasingly.

There's a torn and silent valley;
There's a tiny rivulet;
With some blood upon the stones beside its mouth.
There are lines of buried bones;
There's an unpaid waiting debt;
There's a sound of gentle sobbing in the South.

From a song by Leon Gellert (January 1916)