Here you can find valuable resources, news and feature articles, from both Australia and Turkey as both countries commemorate 100 years since the Battle of Gallipoli.
- “100 years, millions spent, but viewers beat a retreat“, The Guardian, 26/04/2015. When the 100th anniversary finally came around on Saturday 25 April 2015 the public proved they weren’t fatigued by the centenary at all, just by the endless programming.
- “Daniel Keighran VC reflects on his time in the army and on 100 years of Anzac“, ABC News, 25/04/2015. Daniel Keighran is Australia’s 99th Victoria Cross Recipient and writes in a brilliant first-person account here.
- “Anzac dawn landings on tiny strip of sand called the Sphinx“, The Age, 25/04/2015. It was always a small place, this bit of a beach that has captured imaginations on the other side of the world for a century, and it has become ever more diminutive as the years have crept on.
- “The faces of the men who fought at Gallipoli“, The Age, 25/04/2015. The rocky shores of the Gallipoli peninsula mark the final resting place for some of these men – machine gunners, field ambulance officers, infantry – their haunting portraits returned for just a moment to the cove where so many met their fate.
- “Gravestones of Gallipoli: tributes to lost Anzac heroes – interactive“, The Guardian, 23/04/2015. Of the 8,709 Australians who lost their lives at Gallipoli during the first world war, many are buried at cemeteries along the Turkish coast. Each gravestone contains a short inscription written by a family member or loved one
- “How much of the Anzac legend is truth, and how much is myth?“, SBS World News, 23/04/2015. It’s been described as the birthplace of Australia as a modern nation. And while few would dispute the sacrifice made by the Anzacs at Gallipoli, their legacy is still being debated.
- “Remember the brave and timid“, ABC The Drum, 23/04/2015. The deaths of many at Gallipoli wouldn’t have been the instantaneous, mortal eclipse of film and heroic recreation, but a slow, expiring pain. We should remember that in this fever of centenary celebration, writes Jonathan Green.
- “Hunter students learn of Turkish soldiers before heading to Gallipoli“, The Maitland Mercury, 21/04/2015. Hunter students en route to Gallipoli to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day have been taught about the Turkish soldiers who faced Australian troops at Anzac Cove.
- “Anzac centenary is time to reflect”, The West Australian, 20/04/2015. Participants in the Padre White Sunday re-enactment at the Padre White Lookout in Albany were greeted by the shining sun and a peaceful mist blanketing King George Sound.
- “Winston Churchill’s family says he only had the ‘best intentions’ when orchestrating failed Gallipoli campaign“, Perth Now, 17/04/2015. WINSTON Churchill may have been the architect of the failed Gallipoli campaign, but history has been unkind to blame him for its failure and tragedy, his family said yesterday.
- “Aboriginal and Turkish elements in ceremony“, BBC News, 17/04/2015. An Aboriginal didgeridoo and the story of Turkey’s modern-day founder will be part of this year’s special Anzac Day service in Canberra.
- “Daughter of last Anzac, Alec Campbell, travels to Turkey to mark centenary of WW1 landing”, ABC Radio Australia, 13/04/2015. The daughter of Australia’s last Anzac, Tasmanian Alec Campbell, is travelling to Gallipoli where she will meet a descendant of the last Turkish veteran.
- “Ride home for those that didn’t”, The Border Mail, 11/04/2015. Riders from Corryong will mount their horses and make the journey home for those who couldn’t after the war 100 years ago
- “He never marched on Anzac Day: daughter of WWI Digger trekking to Gallipoli with heavy heart“, Daily Telegraph 08/04/2015. Anne Flockart is trekking to Gallipoli for the Anzac Centenary with a heavy heart.
- “Survey finds 93 per cent of Australians believe it is important to commemorate Anzac Day“, news.com.au 07/04/15.
- “Gelibolu: A Turkish Australian Perspective on Gallipoli“, ABC Radio National, 30/03/2015. The Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation Hass Dellal he joins Patricia Karvelas in the Drawing Room along with ABC broadcaster Serpil Senelmis for an exploration of the Turkish Australian perspective on Gallipoli.
- “Onbeşliler 100 yıl sonra yine Gelibolu’da”, Sözcü, 19/03/2015. Hundreds of young students from across Turkey visit Gallipoli on the day the sea battle was declared as a victory for the Turks [TURKISH].
- “Turkey commemorates 100th anniversary of Gallipoli victory”, Perth Now, 19/03/2015. With a movie premiere, a nationalist speech and defiant words Turkey began its Gallipoli commemorations yesterday, marking 100 years since the campaign to capture the peninsula began.
- “Young paying their respects digitially“, Joondalup Times, 17/03/2015. The free Anzac Tom McKinnon Imaginearium app brought together eight screen and media advanced diploma students and a small team of 3D animation experts.
- “An Anzac Centenary commemorative exhibition of peace and war“, MySunshineCoast.com.au, 12/03/2015. In the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, Sunshine Coast Council presents a sensitive display of stories and artworks Of Peace and War from March 25 to May 10 at Caloundra Regional Gallery.
- “Çanakkale’de zafer haftası kutlamaları başladı”, Haber 3, 12/03/2015. ‘Victory week’ celebrates in Canakkale have begun (Turkish).
- “Deadline Gallipoli review: Why it may succeed when Channel 9’s Gallipoli didn’t“, Sydney Morning Herald, 09/03/2015. It can’t be said that Australian TV didn’t rise to the challenge of commemorating 2015’s Anzac centenary.
- “Flag change progress near ANZAC disrespectful“, TVNZ, 08/03/2015. The Royal New Zealand RSA has slammed Government for timing the first stage of an proposal to change New Zealand’s flag close to the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.
- “Service won’t be forgotten“, Coffs Coast Advocate, 07/03/2015. The commemorations, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War will be especially close to the heart for Coffs Coast resident Linda Jones.
- “Gelibolu yarımadası savaşın 100. yılına hazırlanıyor“, Dünya Bülteni, 04/03/2015. The Gallipoli peninsula is preparing for the 100th year commemorations of the war (Turkish).
- “Grandson of Anzac Albert Borella arrives in Darwin after re-enactment journey – video“, Guardian Australia, 04/03/2015. Richard Borella completes his part in the retracing of his grandfather’s 1,000km journey to enlist in the first world war.
- “Floral tribute laid for lost Anzac soldiers ahead of Gallipoli pilgrimage“, Daily Telegraph, 03/03/2015. Ahead of a pilgrimage of seven hundred Australian and New Zealand passengers set to sail to Gallipoli tomorrow for the Anzac centenary, 11,500 poppies have been laid in tribute to the number of Australian and New Zealand soldiers lost in the campaign.
- “The Australian War Memorial celebrates 100 years of Anzac“, ACT News, 24/02/2015. The Australian War Memorial, the nation’s home of military history, is planning a range of events to help Australians look back on one of its most significant conflicts: the First World War.
- “Lighter memories of war“, Perth Now, 15/02/2015. For an ex-soldier who served in three overseas conflicts, Kevin Howard laughs a lot when he talks about his time at war.
- “Anzac Day: Peter Plumridge speaks about his uncle Victor Hunt who served in WWI“, Courier Mail, 06/02/2015. When Navy veteran Peter Plumridge inherited his great uncle’s World War I medals, he realised he knew very little about the man his family affectionately referred to as “Uncle Vic”.
- “New exhibition in Melbourne celebrating cinema during the First World War“, Centenary News, 04/02/2015. Audiences will step inside an early 20th century ‘picture palace’ and discover what Australians saw when they went to the cinema during the First World War era.
- “Students to explore World War I in unique project“, Daily Telegraph, 03/02/2015. The state government in Queensland is giving students the opportunity to explore the story of the Anzacs in a unique way.
- “Horrors of the Gallipoli front line”, Perth Now, 25/01/2015. Volunteers are helping the State Library to transcribe Captain Beresford Bardwell’s diary in the lead-up to the centenary.
- “Anzac 100: A very special Qantas flight“, Crikey, 27/01/2015. An Australian Government, Qantas collaboration announced today to provide support for ANZAC Centenary activities marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings includes a very special set of flights.
- “The Bendigo Story” – The City of Greater Bendigo has created a website for this year’s Anzac Day centenary celebrations.