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Commemorations around the world to mark Gallipoli anniversary

Ceremonies were held around the world today, to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle for Gallipoli.

Leaders and dignitaries from many countries attended a service in Turkey - including Prince Charles and Prince Harry.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports from Gallipoli:


Queen lays wreath at Gallipoli service

The Queen has laid a wreath at the Cenotaph during a service commerating the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

Prince Charles lays commemorative wreath in Turkey

Prince Charles has taken part in the centenary of World War I's bloody Gallipoli landings, by laying a commemorative wreath at a ceremony in Turkey.

Prince Charles pays his respects Credit: RTV

The Prince was at a gathering of dignitaries including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and New Zealand Premier John Key

Prince Charles in Gallipoli Credit: RTV


Prince Charles in dawn tribute for Gallipoli fallen

Prince Charles at the service Credit: ITV News

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have joined more than 10,000 people in a dawn pilgrimage to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

In an address to the crowd, Prince Charles spoke how they there to remember "the sacrifice of all those who served and suffered" in the battle that cost thousands of lives.

Crowds at the Gallipoli dawn service Credit: Reuters

Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott and New Zealand premier John Key were at the ceremony near Anzac Cove. Other dignitaries included Irish president Michael Higgins.

The Australian and New Zealanders in the crowd had sat huddled together overnight to be close to the special site on the Turkish peninsula where a century ago the troops launched an amphibious attack at first light.

Photos of soldiers projected on to building in tribute

Old photographs of Australian soldiers have been projected onto an office building alongside two bronze statues at the Cenotaph war memorial on ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) day in Sydney.

Old photographs were projected. Credit: PA
The building next to the Cenotaph war memorial in Sydney. Credit: PA

Commemorations on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula marked the 100th anniversary of an ill-fated Allied campaign that claimed more than 130,000 lives.

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