Thousands gather at Gallipoli to mark centenary of WW1 battle

April 25, 2015 4:28 AM

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GALLIPOLI, Turkey, SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of people from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey gathered on Saturday on the shores of Gallipoli for dawn services commemorating the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.

The campaign on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula has resonated through generations, which have mourned thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) cut down by machinegun and artillery fire as they struggled ashore on a narrow beach.

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