Atatürk Statue by the Çanakkale Memorial

Gallipoli – Chunik Bair

This is the highest point the Allies managed to reach during the Gallipoli campaign, being captured and held by New Zealand soldiers on August 8, 1915. Today, the New Zealand National Memorial stands here adjacent to the magnificent statue of Ataturk – both memorials dominate the skyline. The two national memorials give an indication of the importance of this position and the extreme loss of life that occurred here during those terrible days in early August.


The hill has reconstructed trenches all across the crest and there are magnificent views down along Rhododenron Ridge (from where the NZers attacked) and out over the foothills of the Sari Bair Range up to Suvla Bay.


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