Helles - french monuments

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OTHER FRENCH MONUMENTS

General Gourand in front of the monument erected at the place he was wounded

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the memorial plaque, today, imbedded in the wall of memorials

____________________  (disappeared) monument of the 1st division  __________________

memorials and cemeteries in gallipoli

IF STONES COULD SPEAK - HELLES


___________________   general gourand's (disappeared) monument ___________________

 

_________________________  zimmermann's farm monument  _______________________

 

_______________________  kerevizdere (disappeared) monument____________________

 

_______________________  frontline (disappeared) monument ______________________

 

________________________  other (unidentified) monuments  _______________________

"tent-sleeping at the Dardanelles in one of the french camps on the gallipoli peninsula", period picture reproduced from "The Illustrated war news" (June 1915), p. 14

 

 

Following the central ally and taking a small series of steps around which have been put the officers’ tomb-stones, one arrives at the “Mur des Souvenirs” (Wall of Memorials). This wall, constructed in 1926, serves as a base for the main monument and on the surface, marble plaques are imbedded from the different monu-ments which had been erected on this corner of the peninsula.

“Dardanelles”, Paris, National Association of Veteran Groups of the  Dardanelles, p. 129

 

 

 

 

France to its children of the first division fallen heroically in 1915

Helles", picture reproduced from "The Fading Vision", (London 1936), John North, p. 337

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the heros of the Zimmermann Farm and Maltepe Ravine battles - April 1915 - 4th Mixte Colonial / 175th Infantry Regiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most advanced position reached on 14th July 1915 - The Army of the Orient to is brothers in arms who dead for France on this line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

France to the heros
 of
the first and second divisions
 who fell
during the attack on Kerevizdere

Last updated : 29/12/07

"a French infantryman peeps warily over the parapet at Cape Helles", picture reproduced from “Gallipoli Illustrated”, (Blair Athol 1981), Kit Denton, p. 72

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Upon his return at Seddül-Bahir, general Gourand made for a completely white memorial stone, which com-memorates the exact spot where he was wounded.  The small wall behind which there was a first aid post and across which the general was thrown -by the strengh of the explosion of the shell-  and the fig tree on which he fell are still there.

Translated from "The Dardanelles", Paris, National Association of Veteran Groups of the  Dardanelles, p. 144

"General Gourand in front of the monument erected at the place he was wounded", picture reproduced from "The Dardanelles", Paris, National Association of Veteran Groups of the  Dardanelles, p. XXIX

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