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the first authentic hotel on the Gallipoli peninsula
incidently recorded that the commander of the 57th (whose name is given as “Ahuni
Bey” and who is described as a good man and well loved)
told his visitors that he had just received a letter from his children asking
how long the war would last, and whether their father would be with them for
the feast (*) as he had been the year before, and added how dreary it was
without him. Two hours later he was killed near his headquarters on
Mortar Ridge by a shell from one of the newly-arrived British howitzers.
(*) “Sheker Bayrami” indicates the end of the Ramazan (Muslim month of fasting)
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"Huseyin Avni with his children" picture reproduction provided by Güven Pınar - private collection.
and is a
feast very popular with children as they receive gifts and sweats, hence the
name “Sugar Feast”. In 1915 the exact date of the feast was 13th till 15th
"The story of Anzac", Volume II, (Sydney 1981), Charles E. W. Bean, p. 324