‘When I was a kid I remember asking my grandfather if he shot any enemy soldier knowingly.
“During the first landing they used to come like flies” he answered. “You could shoot the enemy
even with your eyes closed”.’
Descendant: Mehmet Kurtdere
Ancestor: Mehmet Kurtdere (1891-1978)
Relationship to subject: Grandfather
Army: Ottoman Army
Post in Gallipoli: 4th Battalion, 27th Regiment, 9th Division, 5th Army