This worksheet asks children to look at the story of Gallipoli from the other side for just one moment, by reading the words of General Musafa Kumal (later Ataturk): “Those heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives, you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side in this country of ours. You, the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears, your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they become our sons as well.”
Perfect for Anzac Day, kids can use this story paper to write the story of the heroic John Simpson and his donkey in their own words, then colour in the picture.
Use this worksheet to encourage children in some creative writing, using what they have learned about Gallipoli. A useful worksheet for Anzac Day.