Ocean Ports of Call

Gallipoli Peninsula - Turkey Highlights:
WW1 beaches, memorials and cemeteries
Alternative Port:  Canakkale   Gelibolu   - click for cruises that visit this port.

The Gallipoli Peninsula (also known as Gelibolu Peninsula), owes it importance to its strategic position at the narrows of the northern end of the Dardanelles of which it forms the northwestern side in European Turkey. Here you can take the Battlefield Tours of the Peninsula that was the scene of an ill-fated major military campaign in World War I, the so-called Gallipoli and Dardanelles campaign to secure the Dardanelles and access to the Black Sea for the Allies.

The beach landings in 1915 by ANZAC, British and French troops were eventually repelled by Turkish forces but only after considerable loss of life on both sides - more than 50,000 Allied (ANZACs 10,600) and between 50,000 to 100,000 Turkish soldiers. The penisula is covered with the cemeteries and memorials of all the nationalities involved and you can also explore the beaches where the landings took place.

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