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anzac day

#1 Postby bruce moulds » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:37 pm

while the day is important to Australians, it is interesting to ponder it from the Turkish point of view.
while some aussies think that we have the right to have a service in the dardanelles,the fact that they allow us to have a ceremony on their soil suggest great generosity.
australians came uninvited and killed their sons.
it would be interesting if the Japanese wanted to celebrate the bravery of their pilots in Darwin on the anniversary of the bombing of same.
or germans wanted to celebrate their brave pilots at the white cliffs of dover on the anniversary of the battle of Britain.
ultimately we need to remember that we are all human beings, and dwell on the positive, while avoiding the negative.
we have great strength together, and very little divided.
bruce.
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Re: anzac day

#2 Postby Gyro » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:03 pm

bruce moulds wrote:while the day is important to Australians, it is interesting to ponder it from the Turkish point of view.
while some aussies think that we have the right to have a service in the dardanelles,the fact that they allow us to have a ceremony on their soil suggest great generosity.
australians came uninvited and killed their sons.
it would be interesting if the Japanese wanted to celebrate the bravery of their pilots in Darwin on the anniversary of the bombing of same.
or germans wanted to celebrate their brave pilots at the white cliffs of dover on the anniversary of the battle of Britain.
ultimately we need to remember that we are all human beings, and dwell on the positive, while avoiding the negative.
we have great strength together, and very little divided.
bruce.


Absolutely Bruce. The part I see mostly is how the young enlisting soldiers saw it all as something of an adventure. Crazy really in hindsight.

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Re: anzac day

#3 Postby macguru » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:27 pm

Agree about the adventure side of it, at least in WW1. The opportunities to travel were extemely limited to normal people and the poor bastards had little idea what it would be like. People must have had a better idea at the start of WW2 but many had just come through the depression and joined the militia in that period, like my grandfather.


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