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Chronicle: Atatürk - Father of the Turks


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"I don't order you to attack. I order you to die."
With this command to his troops Mustafa Kemal launched an attack on the Anzacs at Gallipoli in 1915. After the Turkish victory he became a national hero and led his country to victory in their subsequent struggle for independence.
Against incredible odds, with a peasant army and home-made equipment, Kemal drove all foreign invaders from Turkish soil and abolished the corrupt government of the Sultan. By his vitality, strength of will, and dynamic personality, he dragged a beaten, backward country into the 20th century and was hailed as Atatürk - Father of the Turks. Introduced by Michael Adams


Introduced by: Michael Adams
Produced by: Julia Cave
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

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Chronicle: Atatürk - Father of the Turks

BBC Two England, 5 September 1970 20.15

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