Memories Haunt Both Sides of Gallipoli Tragedy, 100 Years On

April 23, 2015 9:50 AM

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Whenever he leaves the house, Kenan Ersoz hides the bayonet his father used to defend the crumbling Ottoman Empire against the British-led invasion of Gallipoli a century ago. The father saw it as a friend that kept him alive. The son keeps it as his most prized possession.

The campaign is no less present for descendants of soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who played a leading role fighting for the other side.

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