ANZAC day

Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
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Today is ANZAC day, commemorating the Gallipoli landings by Australian, New Zealand and Canadian troops.

Services are taking place in New Zealand, Australia and Turkey.
 
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pugsville

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Oct 2010
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Yeah the hype that has grown up around the day is pehemional.

Hold a national day of remembrance in another country, Turkey is all sorts of weird. (though the Turks must make a fortune) A friend of mine was their an Anzax cove on Anzac day in 1990. There were three people there.

The Day used to about the veterans. Well for alongime ww1 and ww2 provided a strong basis of lareg numbers of veterans and the RSL (Retiurned Services league) was a huge organiztaion with clubs arcoss teh country. They still exists. The Local RSL is local institution, every small town, suburb has it's cenotaph, many have their aveneues of honour (long strngeths of highway coming intotown with a trees lining the roads, often 1 for each of teh fallen which for some towns get very long, though a lot of the long ones have gone with teh advent of freeways and modern development.

Now the day seems to be much more about Nationalism that remembrance.
 
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pugsville

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Oct 2010
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Today is ANZAC day, commemorating the Gallipoli landings by Australian, New Zealand and Canadian troops.

Services are taking place in New Zealand, Australia and Turkey.
Canadians? Do you mean Newfoundlanders? They wer enot Canadian at the time.

People often fail to realize that more Frenchmen than Anzacs weere there, and a 5 times more British than Anzacs.

  • 345,000 British (including Indians and Newfoundlanders)
  • 79,000 French[8]
  • c. 50,000 Australians
  • c. 15,000 New Zealanders
Gallipoli Campaign - Wikipedia
 
Mar 2019
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Kansas
"our' biggest day of 'national pride', when we went and invaded another country, is one of our biggest military failures .... go figure that one out .

" The Gallipoli campaign was doomed from the start. "

Why did the Gallipoli Landings fail in WWI? - DailyHistory.org
I cant think of a better event to celebrate. An idiot campaign, in a war not our own. Against an enemy that had no real reason to be there either. Blazed away at each other for 9 months, gave it up, and became friends with the country we were fighting
 
Mar 2019
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The Turkish president might disagree, after his comments last month about wanting to ban Australians from going and to throw them back in the sea.
Well politicians come and go, but I think he was referring mainly to lunatic Australians like the one would made headlines in Christchurch recently.
 

specul8

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I cant think of a better event to celebrate. An idiot campaign, in a war not our own. Against an enemy that had no real reason to be there either. Blazed away at each other for 9 months, gave it up, and became friends with the country we were fighting

'Friends '

:D

'Deeply offended' PM demands Turkey’s Erdogan withdraws Gallipoli 'coffins' comment

" Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded Turkish president Tayipp Erdogan withdraw his comments threatening to send visitors from Australia and New Zealand back "in coffins". "

“ ... they (Australian tourists for Anzac Day ) would be sent back in coffins like their grandfathers... "
 
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