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In Commemoration of Those who Lost their Lives at Dardanelles

By nonur  
As it is the anniversary of the war at Dardanelles, this set of images were taken at an exhibition in Konya and uploaded to commemorate all those who lost their lives in 1915-16. The lead image is a picture of British cartridges, V1 is a photograph of the Turkish schoolboys parading before they were sent to the front lines to die. V2 shows two examples of bullets met in the air. It is reported that 6000 bullets fell in a square meter during the battles. V3 is a picture of two of the British badges. V4 shows the rings that were made from the barrels of the British rifles in depots and presented as gifts to those girls who volunteered to help wounded soldiers in the hospitals, because the state lacked finance to pay them.

Thank you for seeing and thank you all for your clicks and kind comments on my yesterday's image.

Tags: Photo journalism Turkey War memorabilia Konya Ww i Dardanelles

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
18 Mar 2018 9:48AM
Those lads looked so young... very sad😔

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Philip_H 6 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2018 9:57AM
An interesting set and narrative, Nezih,

I find V1 a particularly shocking image.

bluesandtwos 9 358 1 England
18 Mar 2018 10:00AM
We are friends, then we kill each other, then we are friends again until the next time when we kill each other and become friends again and so it goes on again and again. Most people want to live in peace and harmony, if we could just abolish religion and politics maybe the world would be a happier place.

Those kids look so young. Sad

For bullets to hit other bullets in flight the air must have been thick with them, unimaginable.

Dave
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1976 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2018 10:17AM
It was a horrible, futile episode. And one of the many lessons that the world has shrugged off and forgotten.
rambler Plus
10 1.0k 17 England
18 Mar 2018 10:29AM
Lost lives, and for what?

Ken
18 Mar 2018 10:47AM
if war is the answer, then we're asking the wrong question...
mistere Plus
5 4 3 England
18 Mar 2018 10:50AM
We remember, we commemorate and we honour the brave.
It's a pity we never learn.

Dave
woolybill1 Plus
12 23 73 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2018 10:59AM
A very moving contribution to this anniversary, Nezih. A more pointless episode is difficult to find, in the Great War or elsewhere.
I suppose we will never learn, seeking instead always to show our perceived 'superiority' over the 'other side'. Universal folly.
Regards
Bill
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
18 Mar 2018 11:02AM
A strong set .....
18 Mar 2018 11:18AM
The Badge; Lancashire PWV would I'm sure have stood for Prince of Wales Volunteers, a part-time regiment. Yes those boys look so young. Lets hope we never have to send our children to war again.
18 Mar 2018 11:20AM
Ps Leo is right.
EMJAYCEE Plus
9 10 10 England
18 Mar 2018 11:34AM
No lessons ever learned - all we can do is remember with sadness in our hearts.
Joan
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2018 11:47AM
Poignant and very moving Nezih, amazing imagery and content...
Isabel
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2018 1:45PM
A desperate reminder of the futility of war.
Mothers and grandmothers looking at those boys would
tear our hearts out if ours had to go to war.
Kate Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
6 156 16 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2018 1:52PM
A very moving tribute Nezih, my Grandfathers brother was there on one of the British battleships as a stoker.

Cliff
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
18 Mar 2018 1:56PM
We don't remember long enough. It all fades in time so it happens again. Oh, to have the right answer.
dudler Plus
15 738 1411 England
18 Mar 2018 2:03PM
And as we remember the futility of our past wars, boys just as young are being pressed into 'service' in some parts of the world.

Leo's right. We keep asking the wrong questions.
Steven_Tyrer 11 69 Wales
18 Mar 2018 2:07PM
A moving set of images and thanks for sharing
Mollycat Plus
5 12 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2018 3:57PM
We never learn Nezih. My grandfather was there and fortunately survived.
Peter.
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
18 Mar 2018 5:58PM
Very fine reportage of somme very disturbing news!
dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 552 England
18 Mar 2018 7:22PM
War is futile.
It only benefits politicians and arms manufacturers.

i'm amazed at the bullets meeting in the air and that this was common. Talk about a wall of lead but I understand that that was the tactic of the machine gun fire.
19 Mar 2018 4:47PM
Such a sad photograph of those children marching to war, a dreadful time.

War is futile, nothing is ever gained only lost.


Take care dear friend and thank you for this reminder.

Patty
12 Apr 2018 1:13AM
An extremely poignant reminder Nezih , very fitting commemoration
Ian
6 May 2018 6:24PM
Thought provoking images, Nezih.
I hope you and your family are keeping well.
All the best,

RichardSmile
viscostatic 12 41 5 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2018 12:02PM
Very sad Nezih. Yet we continue to fight battles that seem important at the time but are soon lost in history.

Phil.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jul 2018 10:28AM
Fine images that help to tell a very sad story.
Ron
helenlinda Plus
11 365 22 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2018 11:37AM
All very sad- especially the young boys going off to die.
v2 is quite remarkable SmileSmile
Helen

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