We are deeply & passionately committed to remembering Gallipoli for all people and all ages, but we are particularly keen to foster educational opportunities for the young people of the countries that fought there, in order that understanding and international accord might be increased. We pursue our aims mainly through supporting historical research, youth exchanges and in assisting to establish schools links, tours and joint projects that emphasise the value of sharing national and cultural insights.
The period 2014 – 2018 offers a special opportunity to reach the younger generation with the legacy and lessons of the Gallipoli Campaign and the Great War.
Simple activities such as locating the local war memorial and noting names and following stories, can assist in bringing the reality of past conflicts to the attention of children. For older pupils and students, we may be able to support a visit to Gallipoli through funding, contacts and other resources.
For everyone with an interest in Gallipoli, irrespective of age, Gallipoli & Dardanelles International dedicates itself to our stated aims: Remembrance, Friendship and Education
✓ To honour and commemorate the Gallipoli campaign
✓ To forge links of friendship with other countries
✓ To encourage the study of each country’s experience of Gallipoli
✓ To encourage fellowship amongst members
✓ To introduce and educate new generations about Gallipoli
We are all volunteers, and we would be delighted to share our work, vision and knowlege with other like-minded friends. Put rather bluntly, the resources we always need are money, skills and time.
All our income is ploughed into our stated aims and into events such as annual remembrance occasions and lectures. We are self funded. Donations are of course always welcome, as is information on possible funding sources.
Running and developing an organisation such as ours requires a wide skills-set. For example, we need teachers, fund-raisers, historians, event organisers, writers, IT technicians, but above all we need members who are passionate about sharing the history, remembrance and lessons of Gallipoli with the current generation. Please consider joining us, you need not be an expert in any paticular field!
An hour or two donated to assist our aims and endeavours is a valuable gift. Please make contact if you can give time for administration or management of events, or to attend a local occasion to show support. There is always something to do, something worthwhile, something that has international roots and something that will contribute to making the past relevant to the present and to the future.
145 Bellingham Rd,
Tel: (+44) 7956 188 826