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Anzac Cove is perhaps the most famous spot on the Gallipoli Peninsular. This small cove which is 600m long, is where the men of the ANZAC corps first came ashore on 25 April 1915 and were sent immediately into battle along the Second Ridge. ANZAC Cove was only a kilometre of the frontline on the mountainous western side of the peninsula and within easy range of Turkish artillery, who inflicted massive casualties. By 1st May 1915, more than 27,000 ANZAC's had landed at Gallipoli and ANZAC Cove became the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops for the eight months of the Battle of Gallipoli.
The Dawn Service was traditionally held within the cove until 1999 when a larger capacity purpose built 'Anzac Commemorative Site' was constructed nearby on North Beach which is within easy walking distance. The North Beach site will also serve as the staging area for the ANZAC Day 2015, 100th Anniversary Dawn Service.