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Plaque commemorates Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who was the first president of modern Turkey.

During World War One he was a military hero - the victorious Turkish commander at Gallipoli. It was Ataturk who launched a successful counter offensive that kept the allies on the beach. In 1918 the Old Ottoman Empire collapsed in defeat.

When the allies tried to carve it up, Ataturk fought back and led the country to independence and in 1923 created the Republic of Turkey. Ataturk became known as a great leader in war and peace but his experience at Gallipoli was always close to heart. In 1934 he wrote a tribute to all the men who died in the campaign.


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GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.770556
Long: 150.834167
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Source: MA
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