Monthly Archives: May 2015

Gallipoli – the Centenary

Gallipoli was the scene of the deaths of tens of thousands of soldiers and sailors in pursuit of virtually unwinnable goals. The campaign started with an attempt, masterminded by Winston Churchill, to break through the Dardanelles (the straits connecting the Aegean … Continue reading

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Edirne – the Ancient Capital of the Ottoman Empire

It was too good to last. We’d had free time in Istanbul for nearly two days. I posted about the trip under the Bosphorus from West to East and back again, we visited the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, … Continue reading

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