Posted by: Gregoryno6 | April 25, 2015

Anzac Day, 100 years on, Lest We Forget.

For those unfamiliar with the ANZAC story – some information here.

If It Happened Yesterday, It's History

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The last photograph of the Australian Infantry Division’s 11th Battalion before being sent off to the infamous Gallipoli campaign of 1915.

These early recruits, 703 of them pictured here above, were thrust in front of a camera on the 10th January 1915 to record this image for all posterity. Every single one of them were eager volunteers, when they first left the shores of Australia’s west coast, to embark on an “adventure” of a lifetime. Little did they know what really awaited them on the other side of the world, where on the European continent brave men were being slaughtered in their tens of thousands. These 703 men, only a small contingent of a large Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), would eventually end up on the western front, but first they would experience the horrors of war on another continent, far away from France.

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