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The framed ode by Kemal Ataturk commemorates the 80th Anniversary of landing at ANZAC Cove.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 – 10 November 1938) was an Ottoman and Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, writer, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk (meaning "Father of the Turks"), was granted to him (and forbidden to any other person) in 1934 by the Turkish parliament. Atatürk was a military officer during World War One

Kemal returned to Gallipoli in 1915 as commander of the 19th Division, the main reserve of the Turkish Fifth Army, and was thus on hand to oppose the ANZAC landing in April. His superb grasp of strategy and ability to inspire his troops by his reckless bravery in action boosted Turkish morale and proved decisive in thwarting allied plans.

Quote by Kemal Ataturk:-

Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

Location

Address:17 Quay Street, Bundaberg & District RSL & Citizens Memorial Club, Bundaberg, 4670
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.864512
Long: 152.349382
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-1915

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 1995
Source: SKP, MA
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