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In the 1930s, after the Battle of Gallipoli, President Ataturk received a letter from the mothers of the fallen ANZAC soldiers requesting permission to visit the graves of their sons. In response he sat down and wrote this poignant letter to the women. Ataturk later used these same words in a speech to the first Australians, New Zealanders and British to visit the Gallipoli battlefields.


©IWM (Q 4499) WWI,13 Nov 1916, Somme, Battle of the Ancre. A Military Policeman with a wounded German prisoner captured at St Pierre Divion. (Detail)


24th Battalion HQ Broodseinde Ridge 5 October 1917. The 24th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Originally raised in 1915 for service during World War I as part of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, it was attached to the 6th Brigade, 2nd Division and served during the Gallipoli campaign and in the trenches of the Western Front in France and Belgium.


Photograph of an ANZAC soldier carrying two Turkish children. No 3128. From a collection of official photographs of the Dardanelles Expedition, 1915.


A turkish soldier help's a wounded anzac soldier- this is a very powerful image. These soldier's were fighting AGAINST each other.


WWI, 19 Nov 1916; Snow is falling at the Somme. -Australia in WW1 (@AustraliaWW1) | Twitter


WWI. "An Australian Artillery Officer's Home on the Somme." 'From the Australian Front', published 1917. -


Technical reference table Generally speaking russian army fought the great war without any kind of helmets, except a little quantitative of French Adrian helmets that were given to the elite troops...

WWI, Nov 1916, Somme; Serving coffee to wounded, Hamel. Battle of the Ancre. ©IWM