The Great Wheel of Earls Court was based upon the celebrated Ferris Wheel that had been the most arresting feature of the Chicago Exhibition of 1893. The patentee of the Chicago Wheel, a United States naval engineer called James Weir Graydon, had signed over his European rights to Walter B.Basset, a retired British naval officer (Basset later built further wheels at Paris, Blackpool and Vienna...
Gallipoli, called Gelibolu in modern Turkish, is a town in northwestern Turkey. The name derives from the Greek Kallipolis, meaning "Beautiful City". It is located on the Gallipoli Peninsula (Gelibolu Yarimadasi), with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles straits to the east.
In Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland, Gallipoli is the name given to the Allied Campaign on the p...
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