Remains dug up by earthmovers at Gallipoli

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by Antipodean Andy, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    This is a project that has been going on for a couple of years now, IIRC, and continuing to create some controversy. While I can understand very well the desire to retain the landscape as close to how it was during the landings and battles, the fact remains that Gallipoli sees many, many visitors each year and the Turks do a good job at trying to make it easy for everyone to access. It would seem, however, that it doesn't always go to plan. The Turks show a remarkable and admirable respect for their former enemies so this must surely be an unfortunate oversight or mix up.

    WWI remains cut up at Gallipoli | National Breaking News |

  2. John

    John Active Member

  3. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    No worries, John, you didn't pinch it. As I was posting, you would have been doing the same thing, as you say.
  4. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    From the GWF link John posted it would appear this has got a bit out of hand and perhaps very poor planning on Turkey's behalf:

  5. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Very sad state of affairs. A similar situation is developing in France with plans to widen canals where WW1 burials exist.

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