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Dardenelles WW1 Trip

Thinking of paying respects to the Dardenelles conflict next year as its the 100th anniversary and I am ex-forces. Any person no what the roads are like down to the entrance to the Dardenelles???
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That is in 2015 and Turkish Coordination Center started working for 100.th anniversary.All questions to the website welcome.
Canakkale 2015 Coordination Center

Proud to say personally in touch with the organisation committee and it will be available to participate all events by bikes on 24/25/26.april and by bicycles on
March.18/2015... and afterwards..

Also all inf. available at another thread in HUB.
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...rs-anzac-57442

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That is in 2015
As Mehmet says, 2015 is the year for that 100th anniversary.

I was on the Somme and in Ypres in April, and they are definitely gearing up for the 100th next year; personally, I aim to stay away around the key dates - it is going to be wall-to-wall crowds, full accommodation (no doubt with a hike in asking prices) and a lot of ceremony with a lot of VIPs on the scene.

Just saying that it's not my thing.

Throughout 2014-18 I guess there will be a whole sequence of anniversaries.
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2014 WW1 Anniversary

You have a valid point there about the crowds and VIP's ect. It doesnt need to be the 100th to pay your respects. I will take that on board cheers

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Good roads, nice area

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Thinking of paying respects to the Dardenelles conflict next year as its the 100th anniversary and I am ex-forces. Any person no what the roads are like down to the entrance to the Dardenelles???
Hi Dave

I was there in September 12. Roads are all pretty great there. I went to Anzac cove and therabouts. Its all good. There are some other bits in Turkey where roads are crap, mostly worn to a polish and slippy, others fairly ok.

If you go there, stay in Cannakkale as its much nicer than the northern side. I suspect the hotels will be booked out at that time perhaps.
There is some of this in my video of Turkey here
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Hi Dave, when you go, and I would go after the antipodian hordes, many of who are more interested in the party than the solemn remembrance of the fallen, have departed the zone. As well as visiting ANZAC cove, don't forget the memorial at the south end of the peninsula to the almost 30,000 British and French soldiers who were killed there, again as a result of another Churchillian cock up. On the lighter side, across the Karnakalee? ferry is the Turkish fort museum and the little mine layer that made the transit of the Dardanelles by the big warships far to risky thereby causing the above mentioned cock up and lots of good roads to lots of great places. Ride safe.

p.s. Before anyone complains about "bloody poms", I spent most of my childhood in New Zealand and every year I was there attended the Dawn Service with the rest of my village which was a very solemn occasion not least because of the fact that we had several survivors of ANZAC cove with us.. Having said that, afterwards adults did seem to get very drunk and it was there that I learnt to play the, illegal for the other 364 days of the year, game of "two up".
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