Further up a ridge on the way to Chunnuck
Bair I saw a statue of a Turkish soldier carrying a wounded
Captain Ali told us another story.
He said that after a fierce battle, a ceasefire
was called and both sides returned to their trenches. In the
quiet that followed, an ANZAC soldier could be heard crying
out in much pain. He lay wounded somewhere between both trenches.
No one stirred in fear of being shot. What happened next has
become part of Turkish Folklore.
A piece of white underwear was raised on
a stick from a Turkish trench. Up stepped an unarmed Turkish
soldier who strode towards the cries for help, picked up the
wounded soldier, and carried him towards the ANZAC trenches.
He gently placed him down and returned to his own trench without
saying a word.
I thought it was a brave and heroic thing