Australian soldiers in Gallipoli 1915. Sitting proudly in the middle is an Indigenous Australian.

Australian soldiers , Sitting proudly in the middle is an Indigenous Australian.

It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

ANZAC Day April 100 years on. It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

An elevated view of the beach, crowded with Australian and New Zealand troops the day after the landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Ships can be seen in the background April 26, 1915. Australian War Memorial A03868.

prev pinner note: An elevated view of the beach, crowded with Australian and New Zealand troops the day after the landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Ships can be seen in the background 26 April Australian War Memorial WWI

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk: This is the guy kicked English (and boy kissing Arab) ass

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk - brilliant soldier and strategist and an even greater statesman

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk with Ottoman military officers during the Battle of Gallipoli, 1915. In a book by Arnold Ludwig, King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership, 'Father Turk' received the highest score on the political greatness scale. The research compared 1,941 leaders of the 20th century.

Gallipoli Mustafa Kemal Atatürk with Ottoman military officers during the Battle of Gallipoli, 1915

Anzac trenches preserved at Gallipoli, Turkey.  If you've seen one of my favorite films, "Gallipoli," you will understand this shot. © Judith Sylte, 1992

Anzac trenches preserved at Gallipoli, Turkey. If you've seen one of my favorite films, "Gallipoli," you will understand this shot

DIGGERS at Gallipoli in 1915 - Turkey ~The campaign was one of the greatest Ottoman victories during the war and is considered a major failure of the Allies. In Turkey, it is perceived as a defining moment in the nation's history—a final surge in the defence of the motherland as the Ottoman Empire crumbled. The struggle formed the basis for the Turkish War of Independence and the founding of the Republic of Turkey eight years later under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a commander at Gallipoli.

DIGGERS at Gallipoli in 1915 favoured rum over beer, but Turkish soldiers went for the amber fluid as they fought pitched trench battles just metres from each other.

A self-firing rifle improvised by the Anzacs during their evacuation from Gallipoli, c. 1915

Self-firing rifle, improvised by the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in 1915 to trick the Ottomans into thinking they hadn’t yet evacuated Gallipoli.

Gallipoli; birthplace of the ANZAC Legend

birthplace of the ANZAC Legend

Map of the Anzac Walk

The 'Anzac Walk' visits 14 locations on the old Anzac battlefield on the Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey. The main areas the Anzacs held from 25 April to 20 December

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