The History of Gallipoli Video
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I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.!
King George V, Flanders, 1922.
HRH Prince of Wales and HRH Prince Harry of Wales will lead tributes to the fallen today at the CWGC Helles Memorial, Gallipoli in Turkey.
The CWGC is urging more people to visit a historic cemetery in the heart of Istanbul – the final resting place of more than 6,000 servicemen from the Crimean and Two World Wars.
The province of West-Flanders is currently carrying out major renovations works at this site. The works will involve improvements to pathways by the creation of raised wooden walkways. It is intended that these will make passage easier for visitors and will help protect the site from foot fall damage. In addition a new car park will be constructed and a viewing area will be created on the present parking area. Access to the site might be limited at times during the works for which we apologise. All works are due to be completed by the end of April 2015.
Detailed information on the works is explained on a panel which is in position on site.
Access to Helles Memorial will be restricted during the Gallipoli centenary period as follows on 21 and 22 April, only those on pre-arranged visits will have access. On 23 and 24 April, there will be no public access. On 25 April, only those on pre-arranged visits will have access. From 26 April, visitors will be accommodated as normal.