Crows Nest Focus - Death notice

Crows Nest Focus - Death notice

Crows Nest Focus - Death notice

Crows Nest Focus - Death notice

Mechanix - Vehicle repairs & maintenance

Mechanix - Vehicle repairs & maintenance

Dennis Nissen Motors

Dennis Nissen Motors

Peadon Rural

Peadon Rural

Property Management Products

Property Management Products

Crows Nest Cabinets

Crows Nest Cabinets

Crows Nest Focus - Death notice

Crows Nest Focus - Death notice

Crows Nest Veterinary Clinic

Crows Nest Veterinary Clinic

Crows Nest Tyre Service

Crows Nest Tyre Service

GJs Shortcut Hair

GJs Shortcut Hair

Roger Salts Antiques Warehouse

Roger Salts Antiques Warehouse

Ray White Real Estate

Ray White Real Estate

Crows Nest Pharmacy

Crows Nest Pharmacy

Crows Nest Newsagency

Crows Nest Newsagency

New Creation Op Shop

New Creation Op Shop

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Idea to concept to marketplace in minutes!

 

Gallipoli

Gallipoli_landings 1915

Gallipoli Landings 1915

A comment was made by a cousin of mine (a Pom, which I have to forgive, and a US resident, which I am not so sure about), on my Facebook page to my Post “We remembered them”.

I quote ‘Bill’: “I take it that’s the ANZAC’s at Gallipoli. What a shame as it was all for nothing. Those poor men. It was even worse for the Turks as they were slaughtered too.”

Defeat? I thought! What a misunderstanding of this event that is seared into the fabric of Australia and its people.

“Not for nothing Bill, it was the birth of this nation, it’s spirit, endurance and tenacity. The ANZAC spirit and tradition gets stronger, not just by the year but by the generation!

Australia had become a nation on 1st January 1901, so at Gallipoli it was a 15 year old teenager. It was a baptism by fire to a full and glorious manhood, never was the word ‘defeat’ such a misnomer!”

I may have gone on to laud that, of the 100 VC’s awarded to Australians since the Boer war, 64 were in actions in WW1, and 20 in WW2, one of which was our own Crows Nest raised Cpl John French, born 15 July 1914, just 13 days prior to the commencement of WW1, and who died 4th September 1941, the day after the 2nd anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany.