SK1814 : Gallipoli Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

taken 6 years ago, near to Alrewas, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Gallipoli Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum
Gallipoli Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum
This memorial remembers the terrible loss of life which resulted from the Gallipoli Campaign LinkExternal link of 1915-16 during World War I. An Allied force, which famously included the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) attempted an amphibious landing on the Gallipoli peninsula with the eventual aim of capturing the Ottoman capital of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul). The naval attack was repelled and, after eight months' fighting, with huge casualties on both sides, the land campaign also failed and the invasion force was withdrawn to Egypt.

The memorial includes a tree sculpture of dead oak trees, pollarded to represent the arms and hands of injured soldiers reaching upwards in hope of rescue as they lay in the mud among the unburied dead.
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Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 7 October, 2014
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Date (from Tags)
1915 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1837 1452 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.6809N 1:43.7654W
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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