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On the 25th of April, 1915 - Only 15 years after the federation of Australia - the newly formed Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) entered the first World War at the Gallipoli peninsula. That day, over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed on the shores of Gallipoli and many more were to die before they were ordered to pull out.

Now, every April 25th Australians and New Zealanders remember those who have fallen in the battles over the years fighting for the ultimate freedom, for their country, for their friends and for their family.


For the Fallen


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.


Lest We Forget




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War is always painful... There is a movie about those events called "Callipolis", starring young Mel Gibson. It is an old, but very good movie, and one of my favorites. Nomatter how many times I see it, it always touches me.

" The darkside? I've been there! Do your worst!.. " - Kyle Katarn

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Wow... I never even knew about that day... Now I feel guilty about not knowing it, and only celebrating memorial day and Veteran's day... :(


Nu kyr'adyc, shi taab'echaaj'la

Not gone, merely marching far away

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You never watched the movie of Gallipoli?!?! I mean, I only see the last 5 minutes and 20 in the middle whenever it's on tv.


I can never seem to catch the start of it.


Anyways that was one of many battles like it where the British screwed over it's colonies.

It's not always good to be part of an Empire, especially it you end up as cannon fodder.



This site has a satelite view of the peninsula.




Also interesting...

The Newfoundland Regiment landed at Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli peninsula on the night of September 19th 1915 in order to reinforce the hard-pressed British 88th Brigade of the 29th Division. On the 20th December the British withdrew from Suvla and the Newfoundland Regiment was sent to Cape Helles to assist in the final withdrawal of British forces. By then only 170 men were left. The Newfoundland Regiment was moved to France on the 22nd of March 1916, and there they began the task of rebuilding the tattered remnants of the unit in preparation for there next engagement on the Somme.


The rebuilt Regiment, still with the British 29th Division, went into the line on April 22nd, facing Beaumont Hamel, a particularly strong part of the German line. On July 1st 1916 the Newfoundland Regiment, 801 strong, went over the top and into history.Within half an hour the battle was over for the Regiment. As the men struggled to find their way through the small gaps in the barbed wire the German machine guns cut them down by the hundreds. As the dazed survivors staggered back to their lines the tin signs they wore on their back for unit identification glinted in the hot sun , making ideal targets for the German gunners. Only 68 men made it back to their lines not wounded ~ a casualty rate of over 90%. The commanding officer, Lt. Col. A. L. Hadow, a British Officer, reported that the attack had failed despite training , discipline , and valor , because dead men can advance no further. The Newfoundland Regiment had ceased to exist.

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