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Gallipoli is a battlefield like no other. Its historical significance in the FWW continues to attract visitors, but it’s natural beauty, Mediterranean weather and welcoming nature of the Turks adds to its appeal.
The redcoat had been symbolic of the British Army for over three centuries, and although it gave way in the late 19th Century to khaki drab, it is still associated as a sign of British imperial might.
Browsing through a 1947 edition of LIFE magazine, I was struck by the story of Illinois born and bred Ernest Kreiling, and his boyhood sweetheart Jean. The story of their life-long relationship and post-war honeymoon made fascinating research, but it was the amazing collection of battlefield photographs that prompted me to share this story wider.