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  • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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    Pray tell what that might be.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

    2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day



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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Happy ANZAC day to all you Kiwis and Aussies...
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    Big crowds this year. 120,000 attended the 5am dawn service in Canberra, plus another 100,000 in Melbourne. 250,000 people attend the Anzac Day march in Sydney.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by rondo View Post

      Big crowds this year. 120,000 attended the 5am dawn service in Canberra, plus another 100,000 in Melbourne. 250,000 people attend the Anzac Day march in Sydney.
      Yes, good to see record crowds, especially after the terrorist nutters wanted to gatecrash with sharp knives.

      But some of the old guys walking in Melbourne, in the rain was a bit too much, maybe they should have offered free transparent umbrellas?


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    Happy belated Anzac Day to everyone down under.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      Happy ANZAC day to all you Kiwis and Aussies...
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Happy belated Anzac Day to everyone down under.
      While I appreciate the thought from you guys, it's not really a "happy" occasion. Around 12,000 of our finest were needlessly slaughtered in an exercise in futility.

      To really appreciate what utter folly the exercise was, check out the movie Gallipoli starring Mel Gibson. It was made when he was still considered to be an Aussie actor.

      The massacre is also the reason why neither Aussies nor Kiwis hold Winston Churchill in high regard as he was the architect of the whole debacle.

      Lest we forget.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Incidentally there's an interesting documentary on ABC's iView platform about how the whole ANZAC Day commemoration has been taken over.

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    For non-Aussies it's probably geo-blocked, but since when has that ever stopped anyone?
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