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Near Eceabat in Eceabat district, Çanakkale Province, Turkey
 

The Nek

Cesaret Tepe

 
 
The Nek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2015
1. The Nek Marker
Inscription. English:
This key position defended vigorously by both side saw repeated attacks across this narrow ridge. The ANZAC trenches were located close to the cemetery. The Turkish trenches originated near to the raised stone memorial on your right and ran in 8 tiers to the top of the first hill (Baby 700). A courageous but futile attack by the Australians was made on August 7, 1915, when over 300 were killed in the area immediately in front of you.

Turkish:
Her iki tarafın da büyük gayretle savuduǧu bu kılıt mevzi, dar sayır üzerinde sık sık saldırılara şahit oldu. Anzak siperleri mezarlıǧa yakın yerdeydi. Türk siperleri saǧınızda bulunan siyah abideden başlayarak, ilk tepenin (kabak sırtı) sonuna kadar 8 sıradan oluşmaktaydı, 7 Aǧustos 1915 günü Avustralyalılar cesur fakat başarısız bir saldırıda bulundular ve 300 kişilik kayıp verdiler.

German: The German text is at the bottom left, click on the marker image to enlarge and read it.
French: The French text is at the bottom right, click on the marker image to enlarge and read it.


Lest We Forget
25th April 1990

 
Erected
The Nek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2015
2. The Nek Marker
1990. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 40° 14.547′ N, 26° 17.433′ E. Marker is near Eceabat, Çanakkale Province, in Eceabat district. Marker can be reached from Edirne Çanakkale Yolu (Route E87/D55), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eceabat, Çanakkale Province 17900, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Nek Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); The Nek - Sergeant Mehmet's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 57th Infantry Regiment (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Anzac Commemorative Site (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); North Beach & Sphinx (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Ariburnu (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Ari Burnu Cemetery (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Atatürk's Tribute (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eceabat.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the Nek Cemetery which is located in the Çanakkale Savaşı (Battle of Çanakkale, Battle of Gallipoli) memorial park grounds. Internal park roads are not named, at least on the park map or Google maps. Most road inside the park are one-way and signs point the way to the various cemeteries and sights.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Trench work near the Nek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2015
3. Trench work near the Nek Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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