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Windows 7: ANZAC day - April 25th

24 Apr 2011   #1
spinifex

 
 
ANZAC day - April 25th

Tomorrow, 25th of April is ANZAC day.

What is ANZAC Day?

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

What does ANZAC stand for?

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.

Why is this day special to Australians?

When war broke out in 1914, Australia had been a federal commonwealth for only 13 years. The new national government was eager to establish its reputation among the nations of the world. In 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. The ultimate objective was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey), the capital of the Ottoman Empire, an ally of Germany.
The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed. News of the landing on Gallipoli had made a profound impact on Australians at home, and 25 April soon became the day on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.
Although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives, the Australian and New Zealand actions during the campaign left us all a powerful legacy. The creation of what became known as the “ANZAC legend” became an important part of the identity of both nations, shaping the ways they viewed both their past and their future.


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24 Apr 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Respect to all the courageous men who served not only their nation, but the world.

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A Guy


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24 Apr 2011   #3
spinifex

 
 

Going to the Dawn Service this morning.
Can't afford to go to bed, in case i wake up too late.
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24 Apr 2011   #4
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My respect to the men and women of our combined Armed Forces for operations both past and present
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24 Apr 2011   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Good man Spinifex.

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24 Apr 2011   #6
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Congrats

Congratulations on a deservedly proud history and may you continue to flourish in the future.
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24 Apr 2011   #7
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Good man Spinifex.

That would be the best rendition I have heard of that very sad song.
Thanks jfar
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24 Apr 2011   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Good man Spinifex.

That would be the best rendition I have heard of that very sad song.
Thanks jfar

You're welcome, he is a bit out of key but we forgive him, hhh
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24 Apr 2011   #9
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Good man Spinifex.

That would be the best rendition I have heard of that very sad song.
Thanks jfar
I fully agree with Brian. This actually gave me goose bumps.
Go raibh maith agat, Jim.
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24 Apr 2011   #10
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Congratulations on a deservedly proud history and may you continue to flourish in the future.
Well said. My sentiments exactly.
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