Attack or Die…

“I am not giving you an order to attack, I am ordering you to die!”

Colonel M. Kemal (1881 to 1938), his address to Turkish troops fighting the ANZAC’s at Dardanelles in 1915.

Kemal Atatürk, (Turkish: “Kemal, Father of Turks”), original name Mustafa Kemal, also called Mustafa Kemal Paṣa, was a soldier, statesman, and reformer who was the founder and first president (1923-38) of the Republic of Turkey.

He modernised the country’s legal and educational systems and encouraged the adoption of a European way of life, with Turkish written in the Latin alphabet and with citizens adopting European-style names.


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