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    Posted: 31 Jan 2012 at 01:41
Another stuff up to look for at ANZAC Cove is where the water condenser concrete foundations used to be they have dug out all the old footings and built the new beaut retaining wall, and since I was there the rubble has either been used as backfill or left on the beach in a great heap. Not even concrete is safe!
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The original can be viewed at:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/archive/national-old/anzac-coves-wall-of-shame-in-turkey/story-e6freuzr-1226185220257

Anzac Cove's wall of shame in Turkey



Anzac Cove



THE most significant stretch of sand in Australia's history, the narrow strip on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey where the Anzac spirit was born, has been covered by an ugly, concrete retaining wall.

Outraged visitors to Anzac Cove say the construction of a sea wall - a joint venture between the Turkish government and Australian engineers - desecrates the site of the ill-fated landing on April 25, 1915.

"I've waited all my life to see this," 69-year-old retired Gold Coast businessman John Mulready said this week.

"It spoils the whole illusion. It's an outrage. I can understand something needed to be done but surely it could've been done better than this."

Fellow Australian Roger Mills said: "The whole experience of visiting the area is very moving but that wall is atrocious."

The federal government supported the work to repair the road above Anzac Cove when it was announced early last year and Minister for the Centenary of Anzac Warren Snowdon said the sea wall was necessary to protect the battlefields around Anzac Cove.

Mr Snowdon's office said yesterday the Gallipoli Peninsula continued to face the very serious threat of naturally occurring erosion, with engineers saying the coastline was receding at a rate of 2m every 10 years.

"Without action, the situation will continue to worsen and the area is likely to succumb to further deterioration and ultimately have an adverse effect on the historic battlefields," a spokeswoman said.

"Drainage is a critical element of the roadworks because it ensures the integrity of the road and the stability of surrounding slope - and subsequently the entire beach at Anzac Cove.

"The Australian government has been assured the work will be undertaken with care and consideration for the natural landscape."

The spokeswoman said staff from the Austtralian embassy in Ankara and consulate in nearby Canakkale were regularly visiting the site and monitoring progress and had visited in the past month.

The works at Anzac Cove will be completed well before Anzac Day next year.

They include the construction of a concrete gravity wall, which will vary in height from 1.2m to 1.8m along the back of the beach.

The works will also include improved drainage in the road and landscaping of the adjacent slopes.

Surveys of the area were conducted to ensure the works do not disturb the battlefields or surrounding Ari Burnu or Beach cemeteries.



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And it doesn't take a Rhodes scholar to work out that it is all the sea walls put in place at Kabatepe which is causing the erosion problem though it will probably cost a couple of million to get some consultants to tell the government the bleeding obvious. Can't go building sea walls and not expect there to be no consequences somewhere else along the beach front.
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