Where Light Horsemen Lie… (continued)

Below: Turkish Headstones (Photograph by Mark Auchinleck)

Above: the Turkish Memorial overlooking the Dardanelles near Cape Helles (photograph: Honor Auchinleck)

A few years after our first visit to Turkey, Mark served as the Defence and Military Attache at the British Embassy in Ankara.  Although we lived in Turkey for four and a half years and often visited Gallipoli, including for ANZAC Day commemorative events, I didn’t see all that I would like to have seen.  I could return and still learn more.  Across the Dardanelles on Turkey’s Troad Peninsular lies the site of Troy, the location of some of the earliest battles between East and West.  The Gallipoli Campaign is the most recent of those battles.

Right: the Walls of Troy (photograph from Mark and Honor Auchinleck’s collection)

Left: Troy – the Model Horse marking the entrance to the archaeological site and leaving the visitor in no doubt of the mythology (photograph: Honor Auchinleck)

Ken Curnow O.A.M  (whose father Ralph Colman Curnow who served with the 8th Light Horse Regiment in World War One) not only visited the Australian memorials on Gallipoli, but also went to Israel and notably to Beersheba and Jerusalem.