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In Lecce, there are plenty of restaurants for dinner. Most are Italian, but you can also find a selection of Greek and Turkish places too. Photograph: iStock

For me, Italy is the ultimate country to visit on holiday: stunning architecture, beautiful scenery, great food and wine, and you can’t help but stumb(...)

The sun sets over the tombs of the French soldiers who fell during the first World War at the National Necropolis of Notre-Dame de Lorette in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France. Around 45,000 soldiers are buried there, half of them in individual tombs. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

The armistice signed at Compiègne near Paris 100 years ago tomorrow marked for most combatants an end to the four-year “Great War”, a conflict which h(...)

A hundred years ago this week, Gen Edmund Allenby of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force entered the captured city of Jerusalem

One hundred years ago this week, Gen Edmund Allenby of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force entered the captured city of Jerusalem. It was the culminati(...)

Royal Irish Fusiliers at Gallipoli in 1915. Photograph: Lt Ernest Brooks/IWM via Getty Images

On January 9th, 1916, five British and Irish medical officers boarded a lighter from the tip of the Gallipoli peninsula and sailed to the converted tr(...)

A painting of troops landing at Suvla Bay, August 1915

Many years after he came home from Gallipoli, Cecil Gunning, a member of the “Pals” D Company of the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, wrote an account of t(...)

Turkish soldiers parade at the International Service at Canakkale Turkish Martyrs’ Memorial Arch in Seddulbahir, Turkey. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images.

Just days before leaders and dignitaries from around the world descended on the rocky outcrop that is the Gallipoli peninsula, locals were busy tendin(...)

Slaughter: a British heavy field gun on a cliff top at Helles Bay, Gallipoli, in 1915, laid over a new photograph of the location, on the Aegean Sea. Photographs: Ernest Brooks/Getty and Sean Gallup/Getty

Could we perhaps declare a cultural moratorium for the rest of the decade of centenaries? A moratorium, that is, on the use of a word and its variatio(...)

Maritime Trojan Horse: soldiers land at Gallipoli off the River Clyde troop ship on April 25th, 1915. Illustration: Popperfoto/Getty
Letters from Gallipoli

At dawn on April 25th, 1915, near the ancient city of Troy, a maritime Trojan Horse in the form of a rusting coal ship gently grounded off a sandy bea(...)

There are in the oft-cited words of the Gallipoli message sent by Kemal Ataturk to Anzac veterans in 1934 a poignancy and generosity that have down th(...)

Liam Heslin, Thomas Reilly, Kevin C Olohan , and John Cronin of an ANU production currently running at Collins Barracks which tells the story of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, pictured at the launch by An Post of two new stamps, at Collins Barracks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

An Post have launched two commemorative stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated Gallipoli landings.Of the 15,000 Irishmen who fought for(...)

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