Thousands honor fallen soldiers 100 years after dawn landings of WWI Gallipoli campaign

April 25, 2015 3:28 AM

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Thousands honor fallen soldiers 100 years after dawn landings of WWI Gallipoli campaign

A British Royal Navy officer of the HMS Bulwark assault ship rests prior to a ceremony at the Helles Memorial in the Gallipoli peninsula, Friday, April 24, 2015. The Helles Memorial, built in 1924 and bearing more than 21,000 names serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those British and Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. As world leaders gather with the descendants of the fighters in Gallipoli, the memories of one of the most harrowing campaigns of the 20th century have come surging back to life. The doomed Allied offensive to secure a naval route from the Mediterranean to Istanbul through the Dardanelles, and take the Ottomans out of the war, resulted in over 130,000 deaths on both sides. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (The Associated Press)

Britain's Prince Harry looks around as he attends the Turkish International Service at Mehmetcik Abide in the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, Friday, April 24, 2015, as world leaders gather with the descendants of the fighters in Gallipoli, the memories of one of the most harrowing campaigns of the 20t...

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