Today is the 103rd anniversary of the Allied landings at the Dardanelles.
|The Man with a Donkey|
Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick and "Murphy"
On the walls around the Chunuk Bair diorama at The Great War Exhibition, there are two hundred colorized photos of the Gallipoli campaign. The Great War Exhibition is located at the Dominion Museum Building, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, in Wellington, New Zealand.
Sir Peter Jackson, who led the exhibit project, said seeing World War I photos in color removed a sort of "protective screen" between people of the past and the present.
"Once you're in colour, that 100 years starts evaporating."
Some images are haunting, some quirky, many just prosaic.
"They're just normal guys. They're just like us."
Presented here are four of the photos from the exhibit, more can be viewed here:
|Approaching Anzac Cove|
|The Determined Opposition|
|Living Accommodations at ANZAC|