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NEW GALLIPOLI CENTENARY EDUCATION WEBSITE

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As the Gallipoli Centenary begins, we are delighted to announce the launch of the newwebsite for the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project: www.gallipoli100education.org.uk.  We have been trialling a draft version of the site for a few weeks and are now ready to ‘open for business’ with the new version.

The purpose of the site is to help teachers with their Gallipoli projects, so this is not so much an historical site as an educational one, so the information is intended to raise questions rather than supply answers.


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THE CENTENARY ISSUE OFTHE GALLIPOLIAN’

The Spring 2015 issue of The Gallipolian (No. 137) will be published in mid-April and commemorates centenary of the landings at Helles and Anzac.

The issue contains articles by a number of eminent historians, including John Lee, Christopher Pugsley, Peter Hart, Prof Peter Stanley, Brigadier Chris Roberts ... and many more articles on the landings and commemorations.

 


DESCENDANTS OF GALLIPOLI VETERANS to attend Centenary commemoration in Turkey

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Fifteen descendants of veterans who took part in one of the bloodiest campaigns of the commemorative event in Turkey.First World War are set to follow in the footsteps of their forebears and attend a Centenary

The descendants are all members of the Gallipoli Association, which has been working with the government to ensure that fitting UK-led commemorative events are held this year, the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. The commemoration in Turkey will be a Commonwealth and Ireland Service, to be held on Friday 24 April at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Helles Memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula.

Christopher Fagan, Chairman of the Gallipoli Association said: ‘It is a great honour for the Gallipoli Association to have been invited by the UK government to assist with this opportunity for British descendants to attend the service at Cape Helles. Find out more »


THE LAST POST

The Gallipoli Association is pleased to be able to support the Last Post Project which returns in April 2015 to commemorative the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign.

LastPostThe Last Post is a First World War centenary project bringing communities across the UK together to play the Last Post on a variety of different instruments at commemorative musical events.

To find out more, see: www.thelastpostproject.org.uk


GALLIPOLI REMEMBERED - Descendants' Stories

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Family histories from ancestors of those that served in the WW1 Gallipoli campaign. 
How the UK Government is commemorating the Gallipoli centenary http://bit.ly/govuk_gallipoli

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The Gallipoli Centenary Education Project is one of our major objectives for the Centenary and has been funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund anddonations from the Gallipoli Association and personal benefactors. Find out more »


MARKING THE CENTENARY OF GALLIPOLI

Descendants of those who fought in the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign will be asked to take part in a London ceremony marking its 100th anniversary, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced today at a meeting with the New Zealand Prime Minister at the Imperial War Museums London.

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Ceremonies will take place on Saturday 25 April 2015 in London, with a UK Government led events at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. Other events include the dawn service at Hyde Park Corner, the Gallipoli Association events in St Pauls Cathedral crypt and the service at Westminster Abbey. For more information see Find out more » and also the Gallipoli Association EVENTS - 1915 page.


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