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Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli (4)Thousands of Australians pay respects to Anzacs on Gallipoli battlefields ahead of the centenary of Anzac Day

With only days remaining until the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, thousands of Australians are visiting the Gallipoli battlefields to pay respects to the Anzacs ahead of the centenary of Anzac Day. Leading tour company, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours (MMBT) – founded by Australian historian and war author, Mat McLachlan is guiding many of the battlefield pilgrims.

Commencing from Istanbul, MMBT’s leading group of historians are escorting coachloads of Australians to the key sites where the Anzac legend was born – including Anzac Cove, North Beach, Lone Pine, Helles and Suvla, and Ancient Troy. On Anzac Day, travellers who received ballot tickets to the official Dawn Ceremony at Anzac Cove will receive transfers to this service, while the large number of Australians who missed out will attend the special Dawn Service that has been coordinated by MMBT, and which will include a live performance by iconic singer Eric Bogle of “And the band played Waltzing Matilda”.

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For further information, or to speak to historian and battlefield guide Mat McLachlan (currently in Gallipoli) please contact myself, Jessica Thompson on email [email protected] or mobile 0405495164


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