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Britain's Prince Charles, Harry pay tribute to Gallipoli fallen

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 01:05

Britain's Prince Charles and Prince Harry join Australian officials at a service for Commonwealth and Irish troops on the eve of the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War One. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Britain's Prince Charles and Prince Harry joined Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and other world leaders at Gallipoli's Cape Helles on Friday (April 24), to mark the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle that helped shape the birth of new nations. "That the battles on this peninsula were fought and endured largely by ordinary people called upon to do extraordinary tasks. I am always struck by the accounts of departing soldiers that often speak of smiles, cheers and waving caps when we can only think that deeper down there lurked dark and foreboding fears that will be realised all too often and all too soon," Prince Charles said during a special memorial service. Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders have flocked to the peninsula on Turkey's Aegean coast to remember the fallen in an ill-fated Allied campaign a century ago that claimed more than 130,000 lives. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his New Zealand counterpart John Key are also due to lead commemorations including a dawn service on Saturday at ANZAC Cove, the narrow beach where thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) struggled ashore in April 25, 1915.

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Britain's Prince Charles, Harry pay tribute to Gallipoli fallen

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 01:05