Friday, September 17, 2010

ANZAC

In every town/village in France, there is a memorial to those who died in World Wars. No surprise, since France had been in the middle of the battles.

I was very moved to find as many memorials downunder, some of them quoting names of places familiar to me. So many men, and some women too, left their peaceful homes to fight and often die in Europe. I know they did so because they felt British, but still... They died away from home, away from the ones who loved them, and they suffered to help us. This post is a little "thank you" to them.

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The memorials deal with WWI, and Gallipoli. But not only.

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Many memorials refer to Gallipoli, but obviously, they went to other places too

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The pictures below are from the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.
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There are 4,000  medals, each representing 100 Victorians 
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3 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am sure these were very moving. Thank you for sharing bits of your trip. Have a great weekend.

TOBY'S MAXMOM said...

Hello there Vero...
GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
...and thank you for taking the time to visit us too. I'm just popping by to see your blog. It really is beautiful! You take fabulous pictures! It was wonderful to see bits of Australia, Alice Springs, Melbourne etc. I particularly loved the birds and the canyon hike! I have family in Aus' and have never been myself, so it was a nice treat!

It seems that you have been blogging longer than I...wow!

Anyway, it's nice to meet you. Good luck with your textile art.
By the way, I too am your age with two daughters.

Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MARTA said...

Hi, I'm Marta a Spanish woman who loves pathwork and history. Thanks for share this with me!

Regards,

Marta