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It is also easy to forget that when we withdrew from Anzac in December 1915 the Turkish regiments who held us in check, celebrated this outstanding victory which secured their homeland by erecting monuments to each regiment as well as raising memorials over the many graveyards usually collocated near tented hospitals behind the Turkish front line. Most of these memorials were thrown down and destroyed by returning Anzacs when they came to garrison the Peninsula in late 1918. Only the Turkish memorial at the nek survived relatively unscathed. British forces garrisoned the Peninsula into the 1920s and during these years the Turkish cemeteries became overgrown and their location lost.
"Gallipoli Revisited" (2006), Christopher Pugsley.
"The Turkish Victory Monument behind No 1 Post" period picture reproduced from "The New Zealanders at Gallipoli", (Auckland 1921), Major Fred Waite, p.300.