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  • “Countless dead, countless! It was impossible to count.”

    Memish Bayaraktir
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    Memish Bayaraktir, Turkish soldier.

    Leaving his home in Can in the Canakkale province, Memish served with the Fifth Ottoman Army and was part of the reserve units of 27th Regiment at the ANZAC landing. He was interviewed in 1985 for an ABC TV documentary “The Boys Who Came Home”.

    Image courtesy of Harvey Broadbent.

    Sources and further reading:

    Harvey Broadbent, Defending Gallipoli: The Turkish Story, Melbourne University Press 2015
    Harvey Broadbent , Gallipoli, the Turkish Defence, Miegunyah Press, 2015
    The Boys Who Came Home, Recollections of Gallipoli (ABC Books, 1990, 2nd edition 2000) Turkish artillery on Gallipoli.