lands of peace. An outdoor exhibition featuring photographs of some of the sites of the battlefields of World War 1 . It is accompanied by some moving text and statistics relating to the horror of that war and the consequences that are still being felt today.
There is one wonderful quote recorded which I found very moving.
In 1934, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk wrote the famous words that reached out to the mothers of his former enemies.
“Those heroes that shed their blood
And lost their lives.
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore, rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours,
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears,
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land they have
Become our sons as well”.
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