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 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.

War reduces everything to silence.
Every soldier’s grave a place too loud for sleep.
~ E. Ethelbert Miller, “First Poem”

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

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