The families they left at home

A British soldier is wished farewell by his mother. © IWM (Q 30407)

A British soldier is wished farewell by his mother. © IWM (Q 30407)

What must it have been like for the mothers, the sisters, the brothers and fathers left at home? One of our projects explored this through drama and film, using diaries and letters – see more here. For a Turkish view, look at the stylish film called ‘Sons of Gallipoli – the stories of our fallen heroes through mothers’ eyes’, produced by a Turkish film company, which gives a sensitive and emotional angle on the campaign, mainly told by two women.