Had to be the Eric Bogle song for today’s title. Have just left the Gallipoli Peninsula to end a moving day. Having seen the terrain what a bloody stupid idea Churchill had to attack the Dardenelles. Stood at a few cemeteries today and you realise what a waste of lives the whole campaign a 100 years ago was. Blair and now possibly Cameron fail to learn the lessons of history. You do appreciate the bravery of the men on both sides of this campaign. I think one of our worst defeats in modern times that is if anyone ever wins.
One cemetery was particularly beautiful right by the Beach. From there you looked out to sea with the daunting cliffs behind. If you don’t know the song try and find it on the net it is a moving song.
Troy tomorrow so reading some of the Illiad tonight to get the atmosphere!