Monday, April 12, 2010
Cemetery, one of many at Gallipoli
Today we toured the battlefields, cemeteries, and monuments of Gallipoli.In a couple weeks the yearly anniversary will bring thousands to the site from Australia, New Zealand , England and elsewhere. Certainly Turkey has done a great job keeping up all the cemeteries and memorials but it is a depressing place. Just as my years in Viet Nam, to see all the evidence of death directed by politicians in their offices thousands of miles away and realize it was all for a failed campaign is beyond depressing,I had to leave. In a place like this you can feel the reality of it all, something those in there far away offices will never feel.