Battlefield Tourism at Gallipoli: The Revival of Collective Memory, the Construction of National Identity and the Making of a Long-distance Tourism Network


Kutbay Y. E. , Aykac A.

ALMATOURISM-JOURNAL OF TOURISM CULTURE AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT, cilt.7, ss.61-83, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.6092/issn.2036-5195/6382
  • Dergi Adı: ALMATOURISM-JOURNAL OF TOURISM CULTURE AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.61-83

Özet

The Battle of the Dardanelles (Canakkale), also known as the Gallipoli Campaign, played a crucial role in the construction and endorsement of national identity, irrespective of the immediate consequences such as the prolongation of the war or the resignation of Winston Churchill upon failure. The Battle of the Dardanelles is commemorated every year in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand, as a day of remembrance. The battlefields at Dardanelles were reinstated as the Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park in 1973. The park covers numerous cemeteries of soldiers from both sides, memorials, museums and the battlefields in an area of 33,000 hectares. The park provides a vivid setting and depiction of the war experience, and stands out as the most important battlefield site in Turkey.