Photographer's Note

ENGLISH: 25 April is Anzac Day here in Australia. Today we remember the men and women who served in war throughout our short history. 25 April 1915 was the day that Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey. Troops from all countries involved in the conflict (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Ireland, Newfoundland and Turkey) met with huge loss of life in this campaign. The battle was a defining moment in our history where we had only recently become a nation in 1901.

The words of General Ataturk in 1934 are perhaps the most poignant in describing the senseless loss of life that occurred on this beautiful Turkish beach almost 100 years ago:

"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives… you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets where they lie side by side here in this country of ours… You the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears. Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. Having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well".

Canon 5D
ISO 100
50 seconds
65 mm using 24-105mm

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