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    Posted: 23 Jan 2015 at 19:41
We will be staying on Lemnos in August. Can anyone recommend a good guide who could devote a day to showing us the key campaign sites on Lemnos.
Would be very grateful for any advice you can give.
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G'day Peter,

Sorry for the delay in replying. If you were to contact Kenan Celik per his website at :-

http://www.kcelik.com/about.php

If he could not do the tour himself he would more than likely know someone who would. He is a great tour guide and I have had the use of his services for a day retracing the August attack on Chunuk Bair.

Hope this helps,

Cheers cobber,

Peter
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Hi Peter,

I hope our research can be of help, although our interest has primarily been West Mudros.

Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/AMMbu
1915/1916 photos of Lemnos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thrutheselines/sets/72157626733027352/
Then & now photos of Lemnos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thrutheselines/sets/72157631694580010/
Research notes: http://throughtheselines.com.au/research/lemnos-island

I've not yet published notes from East Mudros and other parts of the island.

If you have a day, visit Portianou, its small museum and the nearby CWGC cemetery. Drive onto West Mudros peninsula along which the hospitals were sited, and there's the Moslem cemetery too. At Nea Koutali, you can get lunch or a drink and from the jetty, and above the town, get a good view of the hospital peninsula. From Mudros town, the other CWGC cemetery is easily accessible. Lots of places to eat down at the water. The church at the top of the hill was the main landmark in 1915. Take prints of historic photos (Officeworks does them cheap) and you'll find the area come alive. 

There's a few threads on the Great War Forum about Lemnos. There's lots more to do if you have a couple more days.

Cheers, Bernard
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