Monday, April 24, 2006
# Posted 6:26 PM by Patrick Porter
One of my favourite memorials is the Kemal Attaturk Memorial in Canberra, Australia, inscribed with the words of the father of modern Turkey. Turkish war veterans living in Australia place it on their banner on Anzac Day marches:
Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives;Rest lightly upon them, earth. (2) opinions -- Add your opinion
I am not that knowledgeable about Ataturk, but that is possibly the most moving speech I have ever read about enemy soldiers. I guess there was something to the man.
My great-grandfather commanded a battalion of the Lancashire Fusileers on Gallipolli, on that bloody day.Post a Comment