ANZAC Day

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    Apr 24, 2008 11:11 PM GMT
    For all Aussie, New Zealanders and UK, Turkish etc RJ'ers, today we reflect.

    For everyone else, ANZAC Day is a day in Australia where we remember and honour our fallen war mates.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_day

    10000 young men died on the beach at Gallipoli, and today it still saddens me that young boys are losing their short lives in the name of war. It's just so wrong, and today, more than ever, I feel so deeply for every family that has a son or daughter at war.

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    Apr 25, 2008 2:40 AM GMT
    Have a good national holiday, guys in the antipodes. It does have a particularly grim meaning this year.

    This reminds me that I've still never seen Gallipoli. Maybe I should put it on Netflix.
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    May 02, 2008 9:52 PM GMT
    Ya know, as an American, I don't think Australia and New Zealand have been given the credit they deserve.
    They were there for us in times of crisis and we hear so little about their contributions and sacrifices. Australian troops are serving in Afghanistan right now.
    Without the Australian New Zealand Army Corps the world would probably be much worse off. I don't think we can thank them enough.


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    May 02, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
    gelibolu peninsula is a part of a province called Ƨanakkale. and there is another famous war happened there: TROY. thousands of years before the anzacs , the greeks had come to those shores to fight againts trojans.
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    May 03, 2008 9:09 AM GMT
    The Australians and New Zealanders along with the Canadians, were probably the best allied soldiers of WWI. Probably having to rough it in a new and demanding environment helped create strong and tough men!

    The Dardanelles campaign was a bold move that could have worked if the Royal Navy had been more aggressive in the initial stages. Unfortunately the Admiral on site was cautious and the ANZAC troops paid a heavy price.

    For Canada the war battle that defined the nation was Vimy Ridge on Easter Sunday 1917. Over 3,000 Canadians died. Fortunately neither of my grandfathers were killed.