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Prince Charles in dawn tribute for Gallipoli fallen

Prince Charles at the service Credit: ITV News

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have joined more than 10,000 people in a dawn pilgrimage to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

In an address to the crowd, Prince Charles spoke how they there to remember "the sacrifice of all those who served and suffered" in the battle that cost thousands of lives.

Crowds at the Gallipoli dawn service Credit: Reuters

Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott and New Zealand premier John Key were at the ceremony near Anzac Cove. Other dignitaries included Irish president Michael Higgins.

The Australian and New Zealanders in the crowd had sat huddled together overnight to be close to the special site on the Turkish peninsula where a century ago the troops launched an amphibious attack at first light.


Photos of soldiers projected on to building in tribute

Old photographs of Australian soldiers have been projected onto an office building alongside two bronze statues at the Cenotaph war memorial on ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) day in Sydney.

Old photographs were projected. Credit: PA
The building next to the Cenotaph war memorial in Sydney. Credit: PA

Commemorations on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula marked the 100th anniversary of an ill-fated Allied campaign that claimed more than 130,000 lives.

Prince Charles: We must remember heroism on both sides

Prince Charles called for the "heroism and humanity" of "both sides" to be remembered as he spoke at an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

Prince Charles salutes after laying a wreath at the ceremony. Credit: ITV News

After laying a wreath at the service, the Prince of Wales said: "We must remember the heroism and humanity of those on both sides who had to leave behind their families from cities, villages and farms around the world to come here and confront the horrors they did - and in an appalling number of instances, never to see their loved ones again."

Charles, alongside Prince Harry, met relatives of veterans during remembrance events on the Turkish peninsula this morning.

Nearly 60,000 allied troops and 87,000 Turks died in the campaign.


Royals meet descendants of Gallipoli campaign

Prince Charles and Prince Harry have met with descendants of veterans who fought in the Gallipoli campaign as commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest World War One battles gets underway.

Return to scene of infamous Gallipoli battle 100 years on

A century ago tonight, allied soldiers lay in wait off the Turkish coast.

In the dead of night they moved towards Anzac Cove. By sunrise, landfights were underway in Gallipoli.

The campaign was ultimately doomed, costing 60,000 allied lives, more than half of them British.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers travelled to Turkey to meet two descendants of men who fought there.

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