The Silence Of War

A disastrous campaign to secure the Dardenelles, a brave defense, a bloody conflict, and months of fruitless stalemate. The battle of Gallipoli at Anzac Cove, was one of the worst debacles of world war I, from start to finish, with a total of 130,784 dead and 261,554 wounded from both sides.

The trenches of Gallipoli

The poignant Lone Pine cemetery and memorial, is a testament to the courage and sacrifice of some of these brave young men. But more importantly to the pointless waste of war.

Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial, Anzac Cove, commemorates by name those of the Australian Imperial Force and the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who were missing in action or buried at sea in the battle of Gallipoli in 1915

Mustapha Kemal Ataturk’s personal message to grieving families of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who lay buried in Anzac Cove

“War reduces everything to silence.
Every soldier’s grave a place too loud for sleep.”

~ E. Ethelbert Miller, “First Poem”

This post was in response to Jakes Sunday post – Silence.

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