THE HIGH CHARACTER OF MEHMETCIK
LED TO THE VICTORY OF GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN
"The event of Bombasirti (14th May 1915) is very important, and it is impossible to find an incident similar to this event in the military history of the world. The distance between both trenches is about 8 metres, it means the death is certain. All the men in the first trench are falling down moveless, nobody remains alive. The men in the second trench are taking their places at once like thunder. Do you know how calm and resing he is? His calmness could make the others envious. He can see the others dying under a rain of bombs, shrapnel, and bullet, also he knows that he is going to die in 3 minnutes but he doesn't show anyhesitation. Some of them (who can read) are reading the Holly Kuran and preparing themselves to go to paradise the others who can't read are saying the Shahadet and Ezan during their walking. It is hot and boiling like the hell. At every trench tehere is one man fighting against 20 men of the enemy with his bayonet. Dying or bringing death to the others. This is an example showing the unique strong spirit of the Turkish soldier that worth to congratulate. Surely this high spirit gained the victory of Gallipoli Campaigne."
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk