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ANZAC DAY

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Tomcat, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. krieg

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    on the back of this photo it says
    . to . J nolan... doltin.street parkes australia
     
  2. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    To the splitting for the monarch. We have had votes here in Australian every few years now regarding whether we should split or not, and all votes have said no, so we shall see.

    Krieg. Excellent photo mate, another great addition.

    Stefan. The Australian soldiers would be grateful for your thanks, but slow down mate ANZAC day is on the 25th of April, when we have one minute silence for remembrance,

    I am going down to the Parades on Friday and shall post some pics I take, hopefully I get some good ones.:)
     
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    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    Australian soldier’s rendering of Joey, the 8th Division’s mascot. Died of wounds sustained during scuffle with small Malayan children, 1941.
     
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    Aboriginal soldiers from their special all volunteer platoon at No 9 camp, Wangaratta, Victoria, December 1940. Major Joseph Albert (Bert) Wright, a World War 1 Light Horse veteran, was in charge of this platoon.
     
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    Just so we don't forget the "NZ" bit of ANZAC here's a good site on the 28th Bn.

    >> home
     
  7. krieg

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    will agree with .ww.about our .nz.friends
    . chunuk bair .

    the story takes place over a .72.hour period in a trench occupied by the
    wellington regiment
    this group has been given the task of taking control of part of gallipoli known
    as chunuk bair and against all odds they succeed in penetration the area
    well beond any other troops
    sustained by the promise off support outnumbered by the turks and cut off
    from supplies there courage deterination and humour keeps them fighting
    untill the british navy begins to shell the hell out of them
    a gruelling seventy two hours of blind faith courage and heroism
    this is our new zealand brothers in arms.
    best krieg
     
  8. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    I would never forget the members of the Anzac, my original post had a the NZ Anzac day view on it and a site to there anzac day parades and such. I have also included the Aboriginal people of Australia since they are also Anzacs as well.

    Since I was born in NZ I hold just as much pride for them as well as the Australians, since you cant have the word Anzac without NZ or else it will probably be RAA (Royal Australian ARmy) since these days the Australian regiments are called the RAR (Royal Australian Regiment.
     
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    I was rather pleased today to hear a couple of the ladies I work with talking about ANZAC day, not to mention surprised.
     
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    For any or all interested in what happens on Anzac day in the city of Brisbane this year here is a link

    Brisbane - What's On - ANZAC Day - ourbrisbane.com



    Edit: Anzac day 2006 in Brisbane City (QLD).

    Current Australian Navy personnal
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    Current RAAF personnel

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    Current Australian Army personnel

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    (that 50 sign is in Km's not miles, lol.


    Kiwi Veterans matching under their banner.

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    French veterans to lead Brisbane Anzac Day parade



    This year's Anzac Day parade in Brisbane will be led by a group of French military veterans.
    The RSL says the move recognises the contribution made by French soldiers who fought alongside Anzac and other Commonwealth forces at Gallipoli.
    The French veterans will carry four flags at the front of the parade, honouring French marines, medal holders, veterans and their Foreign Legion.
    The parade begins at the corner of Queen St Mall and George Street at 10:00am (AEST).



    ABC Brisbane - French veterans to lead Brisbane Anzac Day parade






    The MIlitary Jeep Club (they ride in the Anzac day parades)
    MJCQ - The Military Jeep Club of Queensland
     
  12. Owen

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    Glad to see French are remembered too.

    Gallipoli Landings


    Gallipoli: The Facts & the Myths

    Different websites give different numbers.
    I really should know shouldn't I?

    To you Ozzies & Kiwis, Gallipoli is seen as the entry of your Nations on the International stage.
    To the British , it's just another costly campaign of many over the years.
     
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    I've just been sent this email,
    thought I'd share some of it here.

     
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    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    Absolutely mate, but Australia's troops distingished themselves with there first real conflict as there own nation, and they proved to no longer be absolute commonwealth or dominion troops but a nation of men that could be relied on to fight and fight hard. Just look at the Australians history of succes's Tobruk, Kokoda, the gallant stand for sicily by both the oz and NZ troops, Italy as well, including the airmen in the RAF and the RAAF. In ww1 the gallant stand of Gallipoli showed the Anzac figthing spirt and courage under unbelievable odds, just look at what Anzac cove looks like, no one in their right mind would ever attempt such an amphibious assault on sich rocky ground. weeks after the initial landings the Anzac troops would bathe in the water on the coast and turkish snipers being up in the rocks could tap 'pot' shots at them. Both the Anzac and New Zealand troops did unbelieveablely well against the odds, and that is why we celebrate it so rigiorously.:)
     
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    How true!

    I have met a few current Aussie soldiers and they were fantastic guys, if a little bonkers. I remember in particular an Aussie sapper SSM standing in the pouring rain in his slouch hat and Laura Ashley combats without blinking an eye until he looked at the sky and said 'bloody English weather!'
     
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    witch one are you .TC.in the in the public ??
     
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    no mate, they were pictures I found on an old (2006) anzac day website.

    I unfortnately will be unable to atten towmorrow's marches and parades due to personnal reasons, but I (hopefully with kriegs help:)) will find some pics taken by either the news papers or friends or family members.:)
     
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    for shore my friend i will take some pics of our little anzac day march in dorrigo
    nothink like the marches up there
    but still anzac day
    did you catch the news last night about an dark auzzie light horse mans
    grave on gallipoli thats somethink i diden't know
    best krieg
     
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    No do you have any other information on it?
     
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    just a little it wos only a quick news flash from gallipoli live
    she said that there were .5. aboriginal light horsemens graves on
    gallipoli
    beaing lighthorse maybe they were in that attack on what they called the neck where they were mowen down in waves i am fairly shore they were all
    lighthorses
    nodout it will be in some paper will be looking for it .will keep you all updated
    best krieg
     

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