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Thread #40287   Message #3723284
Posted By: Lighter
13-Jul-15 - 07:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Suvla Bay
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suvla Bay
JeffB, of course you're right about the exact location of the ANZAC landings, just a few miles south of Suvla proper. Careless of me. I spent an hour trying to determine whether "Suvla Bay" technically included ANZAC Cove. I mistakenly took the name "Suvla" to include the nameless (?) larger bay, where the cove is located, and which is separated from the real, much smaller, Suvla Bay by only a narrow headland.

Obviously no Australian or New Zealander would have made such a mistake.

"Suvla Bay," however, provides far greater rhyming possibilities for a distant songwriter than does "ANZAC Cove."

At any rate, the presence of "Suvla Bay" certainly makes it more likely that the song is of English rather than Australian origin.

But that rhyme...that mellifluous sound....