Gallipoli by Laura Elizabeth Pohl
Today is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Gallipoli Campaign in what was then the Ottoman Empire, now Turkey. Gallipoli was a huge World War I battle between the Allied Powers and the Ottomans, which resulted in one of the Ottoman’s greatest WWI victories. The losing Allies forces included many troops from Australia and New Zealand, and every April 25th is commemorated as Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day, a huge national holiday in both countries. I had a chance to visit Gallipoli in January. Like Arlington Cemetery in the United States, I found the place to be tranquil yet infused with sadness.

Gallipoli by Laura Elizabeth Pohl

Gallipoli by Laura Elizabeth Pohl

Gallipoli by Laura Elizabeth Pohl

Gallipoli by Laura Elizabeth Pohl

Gallipoli by Laura Elizabeth Pohl