Friday, April 25, 2008

Lest We Forget!

What is ANZAC Day?

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion.

It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.


They shall not grow 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,
We will remember them.

{From the poem by Laurence Binyon}

Sunset on ANZAC Cove

Today's photos are oldies, taken by me at ANZAC Cove, Turkey, 9th September 1994 .


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