Wednesday, April 26, 2006

ANZAC Day

This is a little late, as ANZAC day was yesterday. However, better late than never as they say.

If you don't know, ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and is held to remember the efforts of these soldiers during World War 1. And in particular, the Gallipoli campaign.

The Gallipoli campaign proved to be a most unsuccessful military offensive which resulted in many casualties for ANZAC troops (est 10-000 dead). It is a poignant day of remembrance for the lives lost here rather than a celebration or glorification of war.

So, lest we forget the efforts of the ANZAC troops to both your respective countries and the British Empire.

4 comments:

Amelia Earhart said...

Saw a solemn but beautiful photograph of soldiers paying respects at the Kranji Memorial in the newspapers.

My dad used to work for Anzac when there was a base in Singapore.

Matthew said...

I pay homage to him.

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