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Lest/How we forget.

Anzac day. The 25th of April, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of landing in Gallipoli, Turkey.

Narromine, in this town of 3500 souls, hundreds are out, marching, singing, commemorating, gathering. 65 more words

ANZAC remembrance: battlefield nurses

 25 April 2015

Yesterday was ANZAC Day. Always the most important day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders, this year it assumed particular significance as the 100th anniversary of the event ANZAC Day directly commemorates – the beginning of an Allied campaign against the Turkish Army at… 805 more words

WWI

Centenaries

The British attempt to attack the heart of Turkey in 1915, one hundred years ago during WWI, by attacking the Gallipoli peninsula only 150 miles from Istanbul, was a disaster.   480 more words

History

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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Politics

Commemorating the Armenian Genocide

Yesterday, April 24, 2015 marked 100 years since the official beginning of the Armenian genocide. While this date symbolizes the beginning of a horrific period of mass murder, it is by no means meant to imply that acts of violence against Armenians did not occur before or after this date. 1,047 more words

Main Posts

Singing on Anzac Day

In attending a dawn service and watching coverage of the national (New Zealand) and Gallipoli services yesterday (25 April) I was struck by the fact that attendees did not really sing during the hymns and anthems. 562 more words

Music

Welcome Home

Tom’s family and friends welcome him home in front of “Killarney”, their family home in Belmore. So many residents from our local area fought, volunteered, nursed and participated in the first and second world wars. 134 more words