Legendary People:Seyid Onbasi

Everyone who visits Gallipoli knows Seyid Onbasi and can see his huge statue looking over the Dardanelles with a big shell on his arms. He was an Ottoman corporal who served with an artillery unit. During the Gallipoli naval attack on March 18, 1915. He on his own lifted and carried the shell which was 276 kg and climbed up to the gun position to load it. He could manage this impossible event with an unbelievable strength and fired it. He survived the war, hit the French battleship and sank it. The British Admiral ordered his remaining vessels to withdraw