Friday, 25 April 2008


This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the end of the "War to end all Wars".

Sadly it didn't.

On April 25th 1915, as part of the Allied soldiers from the Allied forces of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, in what was to become one of the more memorable military disasters from the First World War.

The end result being during the eight month stalemate, over 8,000 Australian and 2,700 New Zealand soldiers died, with the losses of some 21,000 British, 10,000 French, and nearly 85,000 Turkish troops.

News of the landing at Gallipoli made a profound impact on Australians and New Zealanders at home and the 25th April quickly became the day on which they remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in war.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.