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 Post subject: april 25th ANZAC day
Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 25 Apr 2015 08:31 
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Anzac Day /ˈænzæk/ is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served."[1][2] Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Some Canadian soldiers, who had signed up for service with the United Kingdom, were among the British forces at Gallipoli. In addition, several Canadian military field hospitals supported the campaign.[3] Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, and Tonga, and previously also as a national holiday in Papua New Guinea and Samoa.[4][5] Although Anzac Day is not a holiday, it is observed in Canada; during World War I, Newfoundland was an independent dominion and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment was the only North American unit to fight at Gallipoli.



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 Post subject: Re: april 25th ANZAC day
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We wanted to go to the dawn parade in Melbourne when we were over there, alas we were a good 2 hr drive away. My grand father was there with the british army in the army supply corps. and he remembered his time there by naming his first child my mother Suvla, after Suvla Bay where we presume he landed. Funny thing is everybody thought her name was Sylvia. ;pop
He must have had a bad time of it, although he died before i was born he never spoke of his experiences to anyone, just liked Friday nights when he got paid to drink to forget it all. So much so that the drink killed him, well thats not really right. It was the bus he fell under whilst pi**d that killed him in 1943. ;pop



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