Posted on November 2, 2016November 1, 2016 by CharleyContest #472 Hint A First Sea Lord resigned, and a First Lord of the Admiralty was fired over this place.
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Hill 60 Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
The Hill 60 cemetery, for casualties of the Gallipoli campaign in WWI.
At 40.272661, 26.293193, this is the ANZAC Hill 60 WWI Cemetery on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey (http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/66800/HILL%2060%20CEMETERY)
When the hint mentioned “First Lord of the Admiralty” I immediately thought of Churchill and the controversy surrounding his advocacy of the Gallipoli campaign – combining this info with the resignation of First Sea Lord John Fisher over his opposition to the invasion confirmed that I should be looking somewhere on Gallipoli.
But where!?! So much of this terrain seemed to match the image it was hard to pin down. But by going exhaustively through a list of Gallipoli memorials (you might have made it a bit tougher by choosing a Turkish cemetery!) I was able to match the ground-level photos I saw of the cemetery to the “keyhole” layout in the image. The keyhole plan itself can be downloaded from the link above.
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