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Mark Hersh | all galleries >> Vacations 2004-2011 >> Vacation 2011: Turkey! >> Gallipoli WWI Battlefields (Çanakkale area) > Chunuk Bair Atatürk Memorial
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Chunuk Bair Atatürk Memorial

The English-language tablet at the bottom begins "The moment when Mustafa Kemal was granted to our nation" and then follows with an account he wrote shortly after the battle. He personally led the counterattack that drove the Allied troops from the high ground on August 10; his pocket watch was carried in a breast pocket and was destroyed by shrapnel, probably saving his life.

Why is it called the "Atatürk" memorial when his name was Mustafa Kemal? Hmmm...

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