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KABATEPE INFORMATION CENTRE & MUSEUM / Kabatepe Village

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This older centre (Kabatepe Tanıtma Merkezi Müzesi), roughly 1km east of the village of Kabatepe, holds a small museum with old uniforms, rusty weapons and other battlefield finds, including the skull of a luckless Turkish soldier with a bullet lodged in the forehead. Perhaps the most touching exhibit is a letter from a young officer who had left law school in Constantinople to volunteer in the Gallipoli campaign. He wrote to his mother in poetic terms about the beauty of the landscape and of his love for life. Two days later he died in battle.

The road uphill to Lone Pine (Kanlısırt) and Chunuk Bair begins 750m west of the information centre. Anzac Cove is about 3.5km from the centre.

KABATEPE (GABA TEPE) VILLAGE

The small harbour here was prob- ably the object of the Allied landing on 25 April 1915. In the dark of early morning it’s possible that uncharted currents swept the Allies’ landing craft northwards to the steep cliffs of Arıburnu – a bit of bad luck that may have sealed the campaign’s fate from the start. Today there’s little in Kabatepe except for a camping ground and the dock for ferries that go to the island of Gökçeada

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Kabatepe, 17900 Kocadere/Eceabat/Çanakkale

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