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    Just a quick note pointing out a couple fo facts that can easily be over looked if one doesn`t think too deeply on this subject. Nobody hates war more than soldiers. It has always been expected that young men defend their country with their lives, there really is no noble option. There were some young men in the town that I grew up in, who hadn`t gone to WW2, for the rest of their lives, they were looked down on by most people as gutless filth, particularly by the women. Anzac day is a memorial to those who sacrificed so much, so we could live in peace. It was often said by returned soldiers, that those who had died were the lucky ones. We really do live in the lucky country, but it didn`t get to be that way all by itself, and it won`t stay that way without some effort and common sense to conserve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizarddust View Post
    A poem by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk written in 1934. These words are inscribed on a monument at Anzac Cove.


    "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
    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.
    After having lost their lives on this land they have
    become our sons as well."

    Psssst. It's in the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    Psssst. It's in the OP.
    These words are worth repeating 100 fold.

    psssssst,, these words have always moved me.
    "The eagle watches from the mountain.
    As the warriors turn into fools.
    And the dice are thrown on sacred ground.
    And they move closer to the truth"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizarddust View Post
    These words are worth repeating 100 fold.

    psssssst,, these words have always moved me.
    He's the only enemey commander with a memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    What a load of horse(*)(*)(*)(*). We are independent. We are also in alliances.
    We are independent. LOL LOL We are in an alliance LOL LOL

    Sometimes the facts and truth is very revealing and confrontational. Maybe the people of Iceland thought they were "independent" in 1941 also, but that didn't save them from being invaded by the British or occupied by the US - did it? A leopard never changes its spots!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by culldav View Post
    We are independent. LOL LOL We are in an alliance LOL LOL

    Sometimes the facts and truth is very revealing and confrontational. Maybe the people of Iceland thought they were "independent" in 1941 also, but that didn't save them from being invaded by the British or occupied by the US - did it? A leopard never changes its spots!!

    We're occupied now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    He's the only enemey commander with a memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.
    Yes..

    A good friend of mine whose grandfather fought at Galipoli and his father fought in New Guinea and Borneo during the Second World War.

    My friend has been to the dawn service at Anzac Cove twice. What he said was, the Turks have this wonderful fondness for Australians and great respect for the ANZACs.
    "The eagle watches from the mountain.
    As the warriors turn into fools.
    And the dice are thrown on sacred ground.
    And they move closer to the truth"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    We're occupied now?
    Who said we're occupied? Just show me the link or evidence where I said that Australia was occupied?

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