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HASAN WITH HELLEN      

Hundreds of young men who were from Canakkale villages were gathering in troops everyday to join the army. After the training and equipment of these inexperienced soldiers were provided, they were sent to from. In the afternoon, while Captain Sırrı was inspecting soldiers who had just come to the front, he saw a soldier whose one part of his hair was hennaed among the soldiers and teased him : -“has any man ever been heanned?” Hasan said: “Before I came here, my mother hennaed my hair, captain. He added that he did not know the reason of his henna on his hair.to the front from Karayakup Village of Sorgun in Yozgat wrote a letter to his mother upon the order of his cammander. Hasan wrote these: “Do not put Henna on hair of my brothers, while you are sending them to army, mummy! The commander asked me the reason of the henna on my hair, but I could not answer him. I wish that my brothers were not ashamed of answering to their commanders.


            Written in the letter of Hasan’s mother;


            Eyed boy Hasan,
            We sit in our village by doing nothing? The love of country is the most important one for us. You are able to do what your father and ancestor did…I am your mother and the one who creats us is God, and the country brough us up. We owe to our country for everything we have. You were chosen as a victim of this family… Tell your commander my son : The sheep that are going to be sacrificed are hennaed in our village …I also sacrificed you for our country amongs my sons; therefore, I hennaed your hair by the will of God. I wish God does not go divert you away from the route of Ismail the Prophet. Algels will mention your name with grace from now on.


            Kiss your eyes.
            Your mum, Hatice”


            Hasan who was sacrified for this beautiful country was a vovite. He fights and fights in the front. And then, he was wounded and he was taken back. He was brought to military hospital in Kocadere Village which was back of the ront. However, he had died before he was treated. Hasan would also be buried in the graveyard of village, after his and the other martyrs identity were determined. Officer Namzedi Mehmet Efendi who was responsible for these dead, looked for his clothes are found the latter of Hasan’s mother and incomplete scribble of a poem .
            “My mother hennaed my hair as a voite
            I was born as a victim for my country gift of my mum to God
My captain! I was born “Ismail”
Hasan’s”mother represent sincerity, love and belief. His mother brought him up as worthy person. Everyone cried for Hasan, while he was being buried. Birds and foxes saw him off, the rain washed him and suddenly all were startled with a sound from an unidentified place.
            “Hasan will ascend into my special Heaven.”

And the, everybody said “Amen!” in tears. The immortality of Turk’s heroism in Gallipoli Campaign is in this legend. Eras will change, human beings will change; however, these immortal heroes will always live regardless of time.
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