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  • Anzac Day 2014: Thousands attend services worldwide to commemorate Anzac Day

    04/25/2014 7:18:20 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 9 replies
    ABCNews.net ^ | April 25, 2014
    Australians have gathered at Anzac Day ceremonies around the world to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, and pay their respects to the men and women who have served and died in war. In Gallipoli, thousands made the pilgrimage to attend services at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine. With many people holding off until next year's ticketed centenary services, numbers were down with just under 5,000 in attendance at Anzac Cove. People also gathered at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in France to pay their respects. Back in Australia, dawn services were held around the country, with...
  • The Lion Hunter of Zion (an Irish man)

    07/12/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies
    In his youth, King David proved his heroism by slaying a lion. He went on to put his life on the line for the Jewish People and become a hero for all Israel. Three thousand years later, another lion-hearted lion-slayer also put his life on the line for the Jewish People and became a hero for all Israel. He wasn’t even Jewish, but he was one of the greatest friends and supporters that the Jewish People ever had - and his experiences with lions assisted in numerous ways.Colonel John Patterson was an Irish soldier and engineer assigned to Kenya by...
  • Storm damages Lone Pine (iconic Australian war memorial)

    12/27/2008 10:33:15 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 423+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 27th December 2008
    A STORM has damaged the Lone Pine Tree planted in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The Aleppo pine was planted by the Duke of Gloucester in 1934 and commemorates the Australian soldiers killed in the capture of the Lone Pine ridge at Gallipoli on August 6, 1915. An Australian soldier who took part in the attack, in which his brother was among more than 2000 killed, found a cone on one of the branches used by the Turks as overhead cover for their trenches. He sent it to his mother, who raised the tree from seed...
  • Relative of Gallipoli hero soldiers on to serve country

    07/25/2008 1:04:51 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 80+ views
    The Australian ^ | 24th July 2008 | John Stapleton
    ALBERT Jacka is regarded as one of Australia's finest soldiers. His exploits at Gallipoli and on the Western Front are legendary, and he was the first Australian in World War I to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Clearly honoured and smiling broadly, his great nephew Simon Jacka, 25, yesterday became the first in the family to join the military since his famous ancestor almost a century ago. "I am proud to serve the nation as a member of the Australian Defence Force," hesaid. "Formally joining the army was a proud moment for the family. I am continuing the association between...
  • Rare footage of WWI Gallipoli battle unearthed

    04/18/2007 10:35:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,754+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 18, 2007 | Stephanie Boyle
    The Australian War Memorial has unearthed what it believes is the only footage of Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli battle of World War One, an iconic event in Australian history which is commemorated each year on Anzac Day. The one-minute grainy black and white film, which shows the shoreline at Anzac Cove and British soldiers massing at Suvla Bay, was shot in 1915 during the pioneering era of film. The footage pans across Anzac Cove from a position on the southern headland, showing a clutter of jetties and stores being unloaded. "Because we have so little authentic footage, everything we...
  • Victoria Cross medal sells for record $1m

    07/24/2006 4:57:06 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 655+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24 July 2006
    AUSTRALIA'S last privately owned Victoria Cross medal awarded at Gallipoli has sold at auction tonight in Sydney for a world record $1 million. Lot 1078 was purchased by a prominent Australian who wishes to remain anonymous and who bid over the phone. The medal, awarded posthumously to New Zealand-born Australian soldier Captain Alfred Shout, was sold by his grandson, 67-year-old Graham Thomas. Auctioneer Tim Goodman, of Bonhams and Goodman auction house, told the crowd it was hoped the medal would soon end up on public display. "Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new world auction record for a medal," Mr...
  • Sacrifices recalled at Gallipoli

    04/25/2006 3:50:30 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 533+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25 April 2006
    AS dawn broke over Gallipoli today, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders were reminded of the bloody beginning of the Anzac legend they had gathered to honour. During the solemn service before more than 7000 people, Australian Governor-General Michael Jeffery outlined the ghastly scene that unfolded after the landing at Anzac Cove 91 years ago. "Perhaps it's from the relative safety of our time that we can fully comprehend the scale of what was won and lost in the hard-fought battle of the Gallipoli campaign," Major-General Jeffery said. "We lost the campaign with 26,000 casualties but had won for us...
  • Respect replaces rock at Gallipoli

    03/06/2006 10:28:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 561+ views
    Sydney morning Herald ^ | March 7, 2006 | Craig Skehan
    POPULAR tunes from the World War I period will next month replace the rock music - including the Bee Gees song Stayin' Alive - which caused outrage over a lack of reverence at last year's ANZAC Day commemoration at Gallipoli. The all-night music was shown on a large screen leading up to the dawn service at Gallipoli, where some 8700 Australians died fighting Turkish forces in 1915. This year, large screens will show documentaries dealing with the tragic Gallipoli campaign and "period music" will be performed by the Royal Australian Air Force Central Band with members of the Royal New...
  • Booze ban for Anzac crowds

    03/05/2006 9:26:08 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 353+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 6 March 2006
    THERE will be no booze and no Bee Gees and visitors to this year's Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli will be given garbage bags. Announcing arrangements for the 91st anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, Veterans Affairs Minister Bruce Billson said the Australian, New Zealand and Turkish governments were united in their commitment to protect and preserve the former battlefield in Turkey. Mr Billson, flanked by Turkish Ambassador Murat Ersavciand and RSL head Major General Bill Crews at the Australian War Memorial, said many lessons were learned in dealing with the record crowd which attended the 90th anniversary activities last year....
  • Anzacs died for a reason

    04/27/2005 7:35:31 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies · 476+ views
    The Australian ^ | 28th April 2005 | Greg Sheridan
    THE nation has commemorated Anzac Day magnificently, with a full exploration, and much debate, of its story and meaning. The only sour note came from the New Zealand Chief of the Defence Force, Bruce Ferguson, who gave a bizarre and puerile speech, bashing the English (who lost more than 20,000 dead in the Dardanelles campaign) and saying Gallipoli represented, for Australia and New Zealand, the high-water mark of our "imperial subservience". It's a sad commentary on New Zealand that this form of politically correct adolescent pouting finds expression at the top of its military. New Zealand has turned its back...
  • Australian PM thanks Turkey for Gallipoli commemoration

    04/27/2005 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Turk2 · 2 replies · 413+ views
    Australian PM thanks Turkey for Gallipoli commemoration Published: 4/26/2005 ISTANBUL - Australian Prime Minister John Howard Tuesday thanked his Turkish counterpart for the successful commemoration of the ill-fated landings by Australian and New Zealand Army Corps on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula 90 years ago, Anatolia news agency reported.Howard and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meeting here Tuesday, also agreed to set up a joint Turkey-Australia commission to organise the centenary Gallipoli commemoration ceremonies in 2015, a Turkish official told Anatolia.The two prime ministers joined Britain's Prince Charles, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and tens of thousands of Australian and...
  • Turkey wants Australian Gallipoli help

    04/27/2005 2:14:20 PM PDT · by Turk2 · 4 replies · 290+ views
    AAP ^ | 28-Apr-2005 | N/A
    Turkey wants Australian Gallipoli help April 28, 2005 - 5:34AM Turkey's prime minister called for experts from Australia and New Zealand to help with a project to upgrade a memorial park set on the site of the World War I Gallipoli battle. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the park needed new roads, more parking and additional accommodations in Canakkale, the northwestern Turkish town near the old battlefield. Erdogan, speaking at a press conference with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, said he discussed plans for a joint project to upgrade the park with Clark and Australian Prime Minister John...
  • Warmth of Anzac spirit melts icy cold dawn (solemn marking of 90th anniversary of Gallipoli in NZ)

    04/24/2005 11:23:19 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 4 replies · 627+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 25.04.05 11.20am UPDATE | by Stuart Dye
    Despite the wintry conditions, New Zealanders turned out in huge numbers around the country today for the Anzac Day dawn services commemorating the 90th anniversary of Gallipoli landings in World War 1. The numbers of veterans may be dwindling, but the numbers of those who come to pay their respects is not. Auckland and Wellington reported good attendances, with Governer-General Dame Silvia Cartwright saying the Auckland was probably the largest gathering of veterans in the country. About 2000 veterans, family members and other observers braved the icy cold to met at the Cenotaph in Auckland Domain this morning for the...
  • Soldiers remember as troops deploy (Australia's ANZAC Day)

    04/24/2005 6:51:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25th April 2005 | Karen Michelmore
    GUNFIRE exploded across Darwin's Robertson Army Barracks at dawn today as Australian soldiers gathered to mark Anzac Day. As many of their comrades were making their way to Iraq, 1st Brigade soldiers paid tribute to the Anzac tradition, 90 years after the first landing at Anzac Cove. Soldiers from 8th/12th Medium Regiment re-enacted the Gallipoli landing in darkness, with gunfire and flares breaking the silence of the morning. As the sun rose over the barracks, their commanding officer Graeme Finney reminded them the battle was the start of a tradition that continued to burn in the hearts and souls of...
  • Gallipoli Marks 90th Anniversary

    04/24/2005 7:19:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 878+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, 24 April, 2005
    Leaders from Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and Britain have attended a ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the bloody WWI Gallipoli landings.A minute's silence was observed at the Turkish memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula on Sunday - the beginning of two days of events. Turkish jets performed an acrobatic display while battleships and frigate sailed past the Dardanelles. More than 100,000 died in the failed allied bid to win a foothold in Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country's "excellent relations" with Australia and New Zealand "provides a fresh breeze to the souls of all those...
  • Ninety years on, Gallipoli campaign still grips nation's imagination

    04/24/2005 10:55:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,039+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/24/05 | AFP - Sydney
    SYDNEY, (AFP) - The last survivor died three years ago and the battles ended in bloody stalemate, but 90 years later the Gallipoli campaign of World War I still exercises a powerful grip on Australia's national psyche. Some 20,000 Australians and New Zealanders including Australian Prime Minister John Howard are expected Monday at Anzac Cove in Turkey, where thousands of men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) waded ashore on April 25, 1915. The dawn service from Gallipoli will be televised nationwide in Australia, where every state capital will also hold its own parade and memorial service...
  • Thousands expected at Gallipoli

    04/23/2004 7:43:04 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 17 replies · 270+ views
    News.Com.Au ^ | 4/23/2004 | From correspondents in London
    THOUSANDS of Australians are expected to defy the government's travel advice and make the pilgrimage to Gallipoli to commemorate Anzac Day on Sunday. Smaller crowds than in previous years are expected after the Federal Government issued an advisory against travelling to Turkey, but Turkish tourism officials have received bookings from around 4000 Australians and New Zealanders to visit Gallipoli this weekend. Up to 3000 more are expected to arrive at Anzac Cove for Sunday's dawn service. In recent years, crowds of up to 10,000 have packed the Gallipoli Peninsula for the emotional service. Earlier this month, the government advised Australians...
  • Anzac Day memory outweighs threats

    04/22/2004 11:53:25 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 25 replies · 276+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 4/22/2004 | Paul Yandall
    Happy-go-lucky New Zealand backpackers sitting in open-air bars in the historic heart of Istanbul have little but fun and remembrance on their minds. The New Zealand Government has told people to stay away from one of the world's most significant secular pilgrimages, but to many Antipodean visitors in Turkey preparing for a visit to the battlegrounds of Gallipoli, the warnings seem an over-reaction. "I feel safer here than walking down [Auckland's] High St", says Gerry Hill of Ponsonby. Similar statements are repeated by Australians and New Zealanders crowding the bars and hostels of Istanbul's Sultanahmet region, the backpackers' Anzac Day...
  • Turks To Charge Admission to Gallipoli (Anzac furious: "It is not Disneyland.")

    02/12/2004 6:12:36 AM PST · by yankeedame · 4 replies · 182+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | February 13, 2004 | staff writer
    Anzac fury at Gallipoli fee planFebruary 13, 2004YOUNG Australians wishing to offer their respects to the Anzacs may have to pay for the privilege, under plans by the Turkish Government to cash in on Gallipoli. Under plans by the Turkish Government, visitors to the Gallipoli battlefields will be charged an admission fee, with tickets to go on sale as early as Anzac Day this year. This would let the Turkish Government capitalise on the tourism boom to Gallipoli, where tens of thousands of Australians make the pilgrimage to pay tribute to hero Diggers. Although it has not been announced publicly...
  • The other side at Anzac Cove {Anzac day April 25]

    04/09/2003 8:09:51 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 16 replies · 511+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 4/10/2003 | N/A
    The authors of a new book on Gallipoli regard the campaign from the Turkish perspective. In the process they challenge conventional thinking about what it means in history. Tony Stephens writes. Hatice Hurmuz Basarin put a troubling question to the audience at the launch yesterday of her book on Gallipoli: given today's deep affinity between Turks and Australians, when could we expect a similar friendship between Australian and Iraqi people? Kevin Fewster, her co-author, thought it would be closer to nine years than the nearly 90 since Australians were among the British Empire-led invaders of the Turkish peninsula. Now, even...
  • Gallipoli apology 'absurd'

    03/12/2003 9:24:03 AM PST · by robowombat · 14 replies · 407+ views
    The Nelson Mail (New Zealand) January 20, 2003, Monday SECTION: NEWS Pg. 2 HEADLINE: Gallipoli apology 'absurd' A New Zealand historian says a call by some Australian academics for an apology to Turkey over the 1915 Anzac campaign at Gallipoli is absurd. Deborah Montgomerie, a senior lecturer in New Zealand history at the University of Auckland, said yesterday that this was because New Zealand was part of British imperial history. ''For historians, something like an apology for British imperialism is a historical absurdity.'' But she acknowledged that apologies, such as those to Australian Aborigines over government removal of children from...
  • Alec Campbell -- obituary

    05/17/2002 8:18:12 PM PDT · by dighton · 6 replies · 260+ views
    Alec Campbell, who has died in Hobart, Tasmania, aged 103, was the last known survivor of 50,000 Australians to fight at Gallipoli in the attempt to seize control of the Dardanelles from Turkey in the First World War.Campbell was 16 years and four months old when he walked into a recruiting office in 1915 and somehow passed for the necessary 18. The photograph taken of him before he left for Gallipoli shows an earnest, slightly-built boy, 5ft 5ins tall, enveloped in an ill-fitting uniform, with soft cheeks yet to require a razor. He stands at ease with upright rifle and...
  • Rain falls as war dead remembered (ANZAC DAY)

    04/24/2002 7:43:12 PM PDT · by New Zealander · 33 replies · 567+ views
    Rain falls as war dead remembered 25 April 2002 Inclement weather failed to deter or dampen the spirits of thousands who turned out for Anzac Day dawn parades and services in Auckland and Wellington this morning to commemorate New Zealand's war dead. As the rain bucketed down, more than 15,000 people stood in silence for one minute in the Auckland Domain today, honouring the memory of fallen soldiers. The dawn service began at 5.15am when war veterans from all three services formed up for a short march to the Cenotaph in front of the Auckland Museum. As the veterans marched...
  • March to Gallipoli

    04/14/2002 8:10:03 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 22 replies · 425+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 4/14/2002 | DAMIEN NOWICKI
    UP to 25,000 young Australians are expected to make an emotional pilgrimage to Gallipoli for Anzac Day. Trips and package tours to the small town of Gelibolu on the west coast of Turkey have become increasingly popular. The Anzac Cove dawn service also attracts thousands of young New Zealanders. Tempo Holidays marketing manager Robert Lindsay said the number of young visitors to the region had swelled significantly in recent years. "In the past most visitors had immediate family connections, but now it is more about people wanting to understand the past in general," he said. "Young people today are saying...