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New Gallipoli Underwater Museum Allows Divers to Explore Battle’s Shipwrecks

A new underwater museum at Gallipoli will allow divers to explore shipwrecks from the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The new undersea park features ships that were sunk during the 1915–16 World War I campaign, which was one...

Australian PM Blasts Erdogan’s “Highly Offensive” Remarks

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison reacted furiously on Wednesday to comments by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan which invoked the battle of Gallipoli to denounce anti-Islamic sentiment. Morrison warned that “all options are on the table” due to the offensive...

ANZAC Day is Equally Important to Greeks and Australians (video)

ANZAC Day commemorates the date the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli, Turkey on April 25, 1915, marking the first time the two armies fought together away from home, for the noble ideas of freedom and democracy. It...

Series of Events on Lemnos to Commemorate ANZACs that Fell in Gallipoli

The island of Lemnos will be holding a series of events at Mydros on Friday, to commemorate the ANZACs that fell in the notorious Battle of Gallipoli, during World War I. The commemoration ceremonies will start with a memorial service at the...

Unveiling of New Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial Announced

The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee announced today the details for its forthcoming unveiling of Australia's newest Gallipoli memorial - The Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial. The event will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 8, 2015 - a hundred years to the...

Greek Deputy Defense Minister Lays Wreath at ANZAC Memorial in Gallipoli

Deputy Defense Minister Costas Isychos represented Greece's government in the commemoration event at Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, for the 100-year anniversary of the ANZAC landing. Isychos, who was accompanied by the Ambassador of Greece to Ankara Kyriakos Loukakis, laid a wreath to...

The Ethnic Cleansing of Greeks from Gallipoli in 1915

By John Williams* The facts are that in a period which began after the last of the Balkan Wars and extended throughout the First World War almost half a million Greeks were among the upwards of two million human beings...

Australians, Thessaloniki and World War I

Australians often ignore how the operation in Thessaloniki influenced the Allied strategy during World War I, as well as Greece’s stance during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. Dr. Maria Hill, a distinguished historian, is a great supporter of this idea, therefore...

Lemnos – Gallipoli Project: Women in War

Preparations for the Lemnos-Gallipoli Project: Women in War are finally coming to an end. The international cultural project is organized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary since the Gallipoli campaign, which cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Thousands of...