Former foes honor the fallen on Gallipoli centenary

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A moment of reflection at a beach on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula. as thousands of Australians and New Zealanders came to honor fallen relatives in one of World War One’s bloodiest battles.

Former foes honor the fallen on Gallipoli centenary

A moment of reflection at a beach on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula.

as thousands of Australians and New Zealanders came to honor fallen relatives in one of World War One’s bloodiest battles.

SOUNDBITE (English) AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL, KATHLEEN, SAYING:

“I probably will be very upset I think. I think it will be lovely as well because it will be really nice to kind of find his grave, and, yes, to say hello to him.”

Some 130,000 soldiers perished in the Battle of Gallipoli, beginning April 25, 1915.

Australia and New Zealand fighting on behalf of a British-led allied campaign on one side.

The German backed-Ottoman Empire on the other.

NATS — singing

On this, the centenary of the campaign, Britain’s Prince Charles joined leaders of Turkey, Australia and New Zealand to remember the fallen.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITAIN’S PRINCE CHARLES, SAYING:

“It destroyed old empires and created new fissures, just as it brought some countries together in shared endeavors and strengthened national identities.”

Gallipoli marked the first time soldiers from Australia and New Zealand — known as the ANZACs — fought under their own flags.

While ANZAC Day is honored every year…

This year was set to be the largest commemoration yet.

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