In 1915, the second year of the First World War, one of the big battles was the Gallipoli Campaign. Many students of the Istanbul Darulfunun (today Istanbul University) and of the Istanbul Men's High School joined the second battalion to participate in the defence of the Dardanelles as volunteers. All of the soldiers of that battalion died in 19 May 1915. The Medical School of Darulfunun, which lost all of the students of the class of 1915, had no student to graduate in 1921. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.