It hard to begin to even to understand that this very cove in 1915 was covered in thousands of men, supplies and marked with death.
Nowadays nearly 100years on it is a decaying shoreline marked with a road which was built after WW1. Since this series of photos in 2006 were taken, a retaining wall has been built by the Turkish government to stop the heavy erosion of the cove been washed away into the ocean.
If you look at first photos of Anzac Cove in 1915, you will see the Cove which was once - pure white sand - stretching maybe 10-20m wide at its biggest section and nowadays it is in some places only 2-5 metres wide. It mainly made up of a mix of sand and pebbly rocks.
Here is a photo from April 25 1915 showing how clean the sandy cove was - compare it to mine....
The northern end of the beach cove where the road cuts through can be seen the northern section of the hills which framed the cove in 1915. In 1915 this road cutting was not there obviously..
During 1915 around 50-100 men regularly seen pulling and pushing moved water carts up this steep hillside side to the top. It is a area of many stories and luckily for us many were captured by early war photographers.....here is the photo showing the water cart been moved in 1915 http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/2visiting/images_walk/03_c01812_lge.jpg
Post war Gallipoli was left until around 1919 when a Australian military mission revisited to inspect the site for historical purposes and to collect artifacts for their future preservation. A painting and photo convey the contrast of busy 1915 to 1919 quiet and derelict scene.
More views of my visit....