Captain Tulloch and Kemal

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Captain Tulloch and Kemal

Post by Peter H » 09 Apr 2007 09:03

http://users.skynet.be/Gallipoli/farthest/farthest4.htm
One anecdote is perhaps worth mentioning here : in an interview after the war, Tulloch told Bean how from his forward position, he had noticed a single stunted tree, 900 m away, on the slope of Chunuk Bair. Under the tree was standing a Turkish officer, who was apparently handing out orders to messengers who came running to him. We’ll never know for sure who the officer was, but one thing is certain : Mustapha Kemal, who had left his troops behind the summit for a short rest, had gone forward on foot himself to evaluate the situation from that slope. Around the same moment in time. And in his memoirs, he tells about people coming running to him for orders.

Before he retreated, Tulloch took his rifle and fired one shot at the Turkish officer.

He missed.

Kemal at Gallipoli
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Eric William Tulloch

http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120316b.htm

http://www.brightoncemetery.com/Histori ... lloche.htm

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Post by Tosun Saral » 09 Apr 2007 11:26

He didnt missed.
The Greek & Roman Gods, Zeus, Jupiter, Apollon, Jesus Christus, Allah made a shelter to that semi god-semi human extraterrestrial beiing.

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Post by Peter H » 10 Apr 2007 13:44

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I don’t order you to attack, I order you to die. In the time it takes us to die, other troops and commanders can come and take our places.

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Post by Peter H » 10 Apr 2007 13:59

Kemal,Chunuk Bair August 1915.
During the offensive of bayonets,I was next to him on the hill of Chunuk Bair.Soon after the firece cannonfire of the enemy started,I saw that he suddenly held his chest.

This courageous soldier who noticed my excitement took his fingers to his lips and made a sign to me to keep silent.
Colonel Servet Bey


http://www.awm.gov.au/events/conference ... /celik.htm
While Mustafa Kemal watched the fighting, a piece of shrapnel hit his pocket watch. The watch was broken but protected his life. He had a bruise on his chest, but nothing else.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 12 Apr 2007 10:03

Mustafa Kemal later gave this pocket watch to von Sanders as a present. The watch was lost after a bombardment during WW2. What a pitty.

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Post by Peter H » 17 Apr 2007 09:05

Is this also true?

http://www.diggerhistory2.info/graveyar ... ed_air.htm
In mid-September[1915], a moving staff car was observed and bombed, the occupants taking cover. When the occupants resumed their trip, thinking the aircraft had moved off, they were re-attacked, the second bomb just missing. One of the Turks was later found to have been Mustapha Kemal – the legendary commander who later became president of Turkey.

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