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Kumkale where we are at the moment- and Seddülbahır which is opposite to us-
there -at the entrance of the straits-lay a large battleship.
This battleship lets loose her fire every once in a while ...
- Where does he fire ??
- At Intepe my dear, at Intepe ! And you ask me :
- Where is Intepe ? And than
- What is there at Intepe ?
-Wait and Ill
tell you :
- Intepe is behind us to the right, about an hour from here, between the beach and the road to Çanakkale. There we have a few guns with only a handful of gunners, the heros !! These brave men, whenever they see enemy troops moving around in Seddülbahır, will depending on the situation- fire a shell, sometimes a few. They fire shells brilliantly !!!
The battleship which is stationed opposite us, in response to these few shells, fire a few hundred at Intepe.
Translated from The Gunners of Intepe, Çanakkale memoirs / Volume III, (Istanbul 2005), Şükrü Fuad Gücüyener, p. 166-167
Inside the gate
there is the following inscription :
Here lie 14 martyrs on the 120 mm artillery who were killed by enemy naval fire on 28th 30th April 1915, in the First World War.
Let their souls rejoice.
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