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Ataturk`s Tribute commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action at Gallipoli in World War One. It was unveiled on the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

Kemal Atatürk who was a Turkish soldier, nationalist leader and the first Turkish President. He understood the sacrifices of soldiers and the pain of grief and in an example of his compassion penned a verse which is inscribed on the Atatürk Memorial at Ari Burnu on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The verse is inscribed on this monument.


Address:King William Road, Cross of Sacrifice Memorial Gardens, North Adelaide, 5006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.914439
Long: 138.599383
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 2008
Front Inscription

Ataturk`s Tribute

Those heroes that 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 the 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.

Ataturk, 1934


Source: MA,TOH
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