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2008-04-25 07:41:23 AM
Lest we forget
 
2008-04-25 07:43:05 AM
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

/married to an Aussie
 
2008-04-25 08:23:24 AM
Oh Gallipoli....
 
2008-04-25 08:39:57 AM
I understand the intent, but "Happy" really isn't quite the word to use...

// lest we forget
 
2008-04-25 09:07:20 AM
My (Scottish) great(great?) uncle fought with the ANZACs at Gallipoli. He'd been a driver for the High Commissioner and signed up when the war broke out.
 
2008-04-25 09:08:14 AM
Coffee and rum for all and then off to that weird game where they flip two coins and bet on where it lands and whether it will be heads/heads or tails/tails or heads/tail.
 
2008-04-25 09:08:47 AM
And the band played "Waltzing Matilda,"
As the ship pulled away from the quay,
And amidst all the cheers, the flag waving, and tears,
We sailed off for Gallipoli.


/not Aussie
//Wish I were
 
2008-04-25 09:09:04 AM
Wishing my Aussie cobbers. I remember the Anzac parades when I was growing up in Exmouth, WA. I got to eat my bodyweight in steak & kidney pies and drown myself in ginger beer.
 
2008-04-25 09:10:08 AM
Harry Freakstorm: that weird game where they flip two coins and bet on where it lands and whether it will be heads/heads or tails/tails or heads/tail.

Two-up.
 
2008-04-25 09:10:11 AM
DammitIForgotMyLogin: 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
/married to an Aussie


upload.wikimedia.org

We will remember them.

/Kiwi
//Ashamed I overslept and missed the dawn service
 
2008-04-25 09:10:28 AM
leperboy69: I understand the intent, but "Happy" really isn't quite the word to use...

Well played. I miss Australia, I remember at school we used to have memorial services for soldiers at Gallipoli.

Love this song.

/Lest we forget
 
2008-04-25 09:12:00 AM
11.10pm ANZAC Day, about 18 hours after the dawn ceremonies,

bit late there Fark.

Lest we forget.
 
2008-04-25 09:12:50 AM
So it's a huge holiday because you guys totally failed your mission?


/take that!
 
2008-04-25 09:13:37 AM
www.bio.usyd.edu.au
 
2008-04-25 09:13:46 AM
not an aussie
not a kiwi

but currently in the Solomon Islands eating chicken after getting wasted with both

/lest i forget who bought my drinks tonight
 
OZZ
2008-04-25 09:14:48 AM
The start of the video exudes FAIL

Australia didn't lose 50,000 men at Gallipoli its more like 8-9,000.

Now if we are talking about the Western Front then thats a whole different kettle of fish.

27,000 in one week at Pozieres alone. 333,000 for the entire war for a tiny country.

A generation butchered and I don't think the country ever really recovered from it.
 
2008-04-25 09:15:32 AM
MugzyBrown: So it's a huge holiday because you guys totally failed your mission?


/take that!



WW1 and WW2 were won, i'd say their mission was successful.
 
2008-04-25 09:18:19 AM
MugzyBrown: So it's a huge holiday because you guys totally failed your mission?


/take that!


Wow, Troll of the Month Award to you... But by that logic I guess any American Soldier at Bay of Pigs, Korea, Vietnam or the current situation in Iraq can not take part in Veterans Day, since you know, we didn't quite win any of those.
 
2008-04-25 09:19:18 AM
It's a bit late, Farkistan. It's 11.16pm!


MugzyBrown: So it's a huge holiday because you guys totally failed your mission?

/take that!


Comeon man, you can do better than that. I bet more insulting trolls could be found on the "My Little Pony" fantsite forums.
 
2008-04-25 09:19:57 AM
MugzyBrown: So it's a huge holiday because you guys totally failed your mission?


/take that!


C'mon asshat. That's like trolling a Memorial Day thread. Show some class.

Kiwis and Aussies - thank you for your contributions to American safety and the world as a whole.
 
2008-04-25 09:20:04 AM
Wiki says New Zealand had 18,050 deaths and 41,317 wounded in the First World War. The population of the entire country then stood at 1.1 million. A loss rate that significant has got to have and effect on a country. My own grandfather fought at Passchendaele. He was gassed, survived and was invalided home to NZ. My mother tells me he used to wake up the whole house screaming in the middle of the night.
 
2008-04-25 09:20:16 AM
TonnageVT: I miss Australia, I remember at school we used to have memorial services for soldiers at Gallipoli.

Same here, plus our town had Anzac Day parades as well. Finally managed to get the chance this past Christmas to visit the grave of my great-great-uncle Albert in Belgium. He died at the age of 23 on the 4th of October 1917 near Ypres.

Driving around Belgium is a headfark - there's Commonwealth war cemetaries left, right and centre. The great thing is seeing the amount of reverence people in Belgium still have for the soldiers who died there.

We planted some flowers on his grave, and I couldn't help but shed a few tears. I managed to take a panorama photo of the cemetary, which is exclusively an ANZAC one, across the road from a British cemetary. It's set within a wood of huge, old trees that soar to the sky ; it's an eerie, but peaceful place. It kinda sucks he couldn't be buried at home (he was from Ipswich in Queensland), but if you had to be buried overseas there wouldn't be a better final resting place.

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2008-04-25 09:20:31 AM
To Wilfred Harper of the 10th LHR who almost won the foot-race.
 
2008-04-25 09:21:40 AM
Lest we forget, Aussies.
/I miss Sydney :(
 
OZZ
2008-04-25 09:22:44 AM
MugzyBrown: So it's a huge holiday because you guys totally failed your mission?


/take that!


Read a book fark face, read about Lone Pine, the Nek, Pozieres, Villers-Bretonneux, John Monash and the Hundred Days Offensive.

ANZAC day is about more than Gallipoli its about a tiny country taking centre stage in the great war.
 
2008-04-25 09:23:17 AM
OZZ: The start of the video exudes FAIL

Australia didn't lose 50,000 men at Gallipoli its more like 8-9,000.

Now if we are talking about the Western Front then thats a whole different kettle of fish.

27,000 in one week at Pozieres alone. 333,000 for the entire war for a tiny country.

A generation butchered and I don't think the country ever really recovered from it.


You have to take all the babies eaten by dingos into account.

/I keed I keed.
 
2008-04-25 09:23:25 AM
Sheesh you guys are way too easy.
 
2008-04-25 09:23:54 AM
We will remember them.

/salute
 
2008-04-25 09:24:05 AM
MugzyBrown

Yeah just a crappy troll attempt, but mate, get farked anyway
 
2008-04-25 09:24:43 AM
leperboy69

That looks beautiful. I miss the parades too.

iknowyou: Lest we forget, Aussies.
/I miss Sydney :(


Yeah, I hear ya, I haven't been back since I moved to the US. I need to go back some time soon.
 
2008-04-25 09:25:33 AM
This American owes a debt that can't be repaid to the brave lads of the ANZACs who gave their all for freedom from Prussian militarism and the Allies who supported this cause. Lest we (and I) forget.
 
2008-04-25 09:25:38 AM
For the Fallen
by Laurence Binyon
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not 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.

They mingle not with laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
 
2008-04-25 09:25:39 AM
OZZ: ANZAC day is about more than Gallipoli its about a tiny country taking centre stage in the great war.

Two countries - don't forget the contribution and bravery of the Kiwis, and the incredible loss they suffered.
 
2008-04-25 09:26:18 AM
I have something in my eye.
 
OZZ
2008-04-25 09:28:16 AM
leperboy69: OZZ: ANZAC day is about more than Gallipoli its about a tiny country taking centre stage in the great war.

Two countries - don't forget the contribution and bravery of the Kiwis, and the incredible loss they suffered.


My mistake, as an Australian I should know better. I was just reading about the Kiwis at Chunuk Bair. Hardcore.
 
2008-04-25 09:28:33 AM
Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours... you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land. They have become our sons as well.

-Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 1934
 
2008-04-25 09:28:51 AM
Why the hell on Fark can't people post a thread about military memorials, regardless of nationality, in peace? Some dipshiat always has to come in with some stupid ignorant remark.

Show some respect for people who put their lives on the line for their country. It's a lot more noble of a service than most of our jobs are.
 
2008-04-25 09:30:09 AM
TonnageVT
Yeah, I hear ya, I haven't been back since I moved to the US. I need to go back some time soon.

I was just there for New Years, but I missed it as soon as the plane landed in LA. I need to find about 5 grand to go back.
 
2008-04-25 09:30:12 AM
OZZ: My mistake, as an Australian I should know better. I was just reading about the Kiwis at Chunuk Bair. Hardcore.

Yeah, without us you'd just be the AACs, and who'd be afraid of an armed force that sounds like someone clearing their throat?
 
2008-04-25 09:30:14 AM
"Those heroes that shed their blood
and lost their lives...
you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
and the Mehmets where they lie side by side
here in this country of ours...
You, the mothers,
who sent their sons from far away countries
wipe away your tears;
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
and are in peace.
Having lost their lives on this land they have
become our sons as well."


-- ANZAC Memorial at Gallipoli
 
2008-04-25 09:30:49 AM
OZZ: The start of the video exudes FAIL

Australia didn't lose 50,000 men at Gallipoli its more like 8-9,000.

Now if we are talking about the Western Front then thats a whole different kettle of fish.

27,000 in one week at Pozieres alone. 333,000 for the entire war for a tiny country.

A generation butchered and I don't think the country ever really recovered from it.


Um...I'm sorry, 330,000? Not even Canada suppressed that number in WWI. It's more around 70,000 if you combine Australia and New Zealand. WWII casualty was even less...
 
2008-04-25 09:30:58 AM
dammit thisispete

/shakes fist :)
 
2008-04-25 09:32:20 AM
iknowyou: I need to find about 5 grand to go back.

Yeah, it's getting expensive. I'll probably go in the fall or something (hope our money is still worth something by then)

thisispete: Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours... you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land. They have become our sons as well.

-Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 1934


Not going to lie, I teared up a little after reading that.
 
2008-04-25 09:32:34 AM
DammitIForgotMyLogin: dammit thisispete

/shakes fist :)


Don't worry, it bears repeating
 
2008-04-25 09:33:03 AM
You ANZACs more than proved your mettle in North Africa against a certain, masterful tactician known as the Desert Fox. You deserve to be proud of that, too.

Watching Gallipoli, (I know movies don't convey the real horror.) I have always been struck by the scene just before the third wave went over the top. Watching soldiers leave personal belongings in the trench and writing goodbye letters; knowing that they were about to die...haunting.
 
2008-04-25 09:33:15 AM
thisispete: Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours... you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land. They have become our sons as well.

-Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 1934


Whenever I read that speech I get all teary-eyed. A truly compassionate and beautiful gesture from one of the greatest statesmen of all time.
 
2008-04-25 09:33:53 AM
conductormtm: This American owes a debt that can't be repaid to the brave lads of the ANZACs who gave their all for freedom from Prussian militarism and the Allies who supported this cause. Lest we (and I) forget.

Not trying to be a dick.. honestly.. but..

That war isnt the fault of any one country, nationality, or army.

It was a systematic rape of a generation by a series of events that noone could stop.

It was not Germany, Austria-Hungary, Serbia, Russia, England, France, The Ottoman Empire, or anyone elses fault. Or alternately, it was everyones fault.

Massive military buildups and complex alliance systems that simply needed a catalyst. Once all the right events took place for it to occur, the war was the result.

Happy Anzac day to the Kiwis and Aussies. Same with the Turks. A lot of brave Turks died that day too. It would be inappropriate to ignore that Turkish mothers lost sons that day too.

Everyone lost.
 
2008-04-25 09:34:17 AM
MugzyBrown: R U a member of Westboro Baptist church or something?

Cattle die, kinsman die
every man is mortal.
The one thing that will not die
the memory of the glorious dead.
--Havamal
 
2008-04-25 09:34:21 AM
I remember reading a story about the siege of Tobruk (shortly before it fell to Rommel) Churchill gave one of his typical "Tobruk is our fortress in the desert that shall never fall" type speeches. The next day graffiti on the wall across from the headquarters read; "England is prepared to fight to their last Australian"
Went there while in the Navy, great place.
// Oz that is, not Libya
 
2008-04-25 09:35:36 AM
If they had won at Gallipoli, Istanbul might still be Constantinople.
 
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