On this day in history.
Did you know: Approximately 50,000 #Australians served at #Gallipoli and from 14,000 to 17,000 #NewZealanders
In a #military disaster over 100 years ago, about 58,000 allied soldiers – including 29,000 British and Irish soldiers and 11,000 Australians and New Zealanders – lost their lives on the Gallipoli peninsula. A further 87,000 #Ottoman #Turkish troops died fighting the allies and at least 300,000 more on both sides were seriously wounded.
What is #Gallipoli’s legacy?
The Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, said it “left horrific scars and was, in a critical sense, our nation’s baptism of fire – and 8,000 Australians didn’t come back”. #Anzac day on 25 April – in remembrance of the Gallipoli campaign – is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. For Turkey, the victory saw the triumph of Mustafa Kemal, a 33-year-old lieutenant colonel who commanded the 19th Turkish Division and famously told his men: “I don’t order you to attack; I order you to die.” As Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, he became the founding father of the Turkish republic in 1923.
#Thatmortgageguy would like to give his thoughts to all that fought in this campaign esspecially to all the #Anzac #troops (Austrailian and New Zealand)
We support all our #armedforces.
If you are in the Armed forces we can help get the #Forceshelptobuy #mortgage.
Just give us a ring.