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Thursday 21 April - Canakkale and Dardanos Fort

Our group made friends with local Turkish sailors.

The students toured Canakkale today, and visited key war sites such as Fort Dardanos, Fort Cimenlik and the Turkish War Memorial.

Photos

Photos taken at Canakkale and Dardanos Fort have been added to the gallery.

You can view a short video of our students answering the question: What are you most looking forward to?

Student views

By Sophie Austin, Sally Higgins and Denya Hopkins

Day 4 Canakkale and Dardanos Fort

This morning we had a sleep- in, as we were staying in the local area. We travelled to Dardanos Fort, where we heard about the strategy and tactics that occurred in the lead up to the 25 April 1915. It was freezing cold there - we were at the top of a hill, on the water front and even though the sun was shining, it was very chilly. We could only imagine how cold it must have been for the soldiers during the war.

After exploring the Forts, we travelled to Canakkale where we visited the military museum and learnt about the Turkish defence of the Dardenelles. We met some friendly Turkish sailors who were happy to have a photo with us. The museum had guns, cannons and mines from WWI everywhere for us to look at up close. We were also able to tour through a navy ship while at the museum.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we strolled through downtown Canakkale where the Hollywood version of the Trojan horse from the movie Troy is located. We will be seeing Troy in a few days. We wandered through a small bazaar and bought lots of little trinkets to take home.

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