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Last Surviving Gallipoli Digger on ANZAC Day

“The whole point of Anzac Day has been lost… It’s not for old diggers to remember, it’s for survivors to warn the young about the dangers of romanticising war.”

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Dawn Service

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
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The 25th April, ANZAC Day,  holds a special place in the hearts of Australian people. It marks the anniversary of the first landing at Gallipoli… 104 more words


ANZAC Day 2015 - We Remember.

Today marks 100 years since the the ANZAC troops landed in Gallipoli. For Australians and New Zealanders (and I guess some British people) ANZAC cove is pilgrimage for the allied forces that took part (hosted warmly by the Turkish). 1,141 more words


It's my responsibility to teach my children respect - Lest we forget

This morning we stood in the dark and the rain and the cold to remember those who suffered much worse in order to pave a path of peace for generations to come.   898 more words

Making Memories

Anzac Day: 100 years on, We shall Remember Them.

I went, as I did last year, to the Dawn Parade, this isn’t something I ever did in England. I think it’s because the ceremony at the cenotaph took place in major cities only. 249 more words


Gallipoli and ANZAC Day - One of the biggest disasters in history

The Gallipoli campaign in the Dardanelles region of modern day Turkey was a landmark battle of World War One.  It is counted as perhaps the greatest Ottoman Turkish victory in the war and set about creating a Turkish nationalism that went on to create a modern country out of the ashes of defeat at the end of the Great War.  2,303 more words