ANZAC Day 2008

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I hope all my ANZAC brothers are having a great ANZAC day.

Enjoy the commemorations and chat with some old vets, have a few beers for me, I'll do the same tomorrow for you.

ANZAC day is one time I really do wish I was back home, I miss it a lot...
 

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I hope all my ANZAC brothers are having a great ANZAC day.

Enjoy the commemorations and chat with some old vets, have a few beers for me, I'll do the same tomorrow for you.

ANZAC day is one time I really do wish I was back home, I miss it a lot...

Enjoy your day, mates!
 
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Point of Inquiry, kind sir...

I hope all my ANZAC brothers are having a great ANZAC day.

Enjoy the commemorations and chat with some old vets, have a few beers for me, I'll do the same tomorrow for you.

ANZAC day is one time I really do wish I was back home, I miss it a lot...

Pardus: serious question, for cultural clarity...

Is "Waltzing Matilda" a song that is specifically Australian, specificially EnZed, or does it transcend across the ANZAC claimancy?


Thanks.
 

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Pardus: serious question, for cultural clarity...

Is "Waltzing Matilda" a song that is specifically Australian, specificially EnZed, or does it transcend across the ANZAC claimancy?


Thanks.

That is strictly an Aussie song though it is well known in NZ.
 

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Pardus: serious question, for cultural clarity...

Is "Waltzing Matilda" a song that is specifically Australian, specificially EnZed, or does it transcend across the ANZAC claimancy?


Thanks.

It's an Aussie thang. At one staged mooted as the national anthem. :uhh: But really just a folk song about a guy who steals a sheep.But I'm sure the swagman was just helping it over the fence, honest!
 

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LEST WE FORGET.





I always thought Waltzing Matilda was about a guy boiling water. Zzzz shit boring song if you ask me.
 

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Im eating Aussie lamb drenched in mint sauce, watching 'Gallipoli' and drinking a good American IPA.

:)
 

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Im eating Aussie lamb drenched in mint sauce, watching 'Gallipoli' and drinking a good American IPA.

:)

Check carefully for a scene in a dugout. There is an ENO's bottle used as a prop. Peter Weir went to the G some years ago, before the Dawn Service really took off. He found the ENO bottle on his trip, half buried.
 

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Had to work today, but still got to the Dawn Service. Better than nothing.

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.
 

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I love it so so many civis, mainly young people make the pilgrimage to ANZAC cove in Turkey each year for this sacred day, makes me proud.
I was there in 2001, the ceremony now is significantly bigger and more organised (TV screens etc...) than when I was there and it was very crowed then.
My goal is to return after ANZAC day and camp there for a few nights, in or beside ANZAC trenches.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feKy9pth7hg&feature=related"]YouTube - Last Post, Gallipoli 2007[/ame]
 

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A personal favourite...

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY_ezjs0vkI"]YouTube - Anzac Day Tribute - Amazing Grace & The Last Post[/ame]

This is mainly British but so were we back then, and ANZAC day isn't complete without Abide With Me.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njK5K_Vk5ys&feature=related"]YouTube - Lest We Forget / Abide with me[/ame]
 
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