Tomorrow it’s ANZAC day (25 April) where New Zealand and Australia remember those who fell at Gallipoli during World War 1.
A few years ago, Mr. Munro and I visited ANZAC Cove and Chunuk Bair in Turkey. We walked from ANZAC Cove up to Chunuk Bair. It was sweltering hot and we were exhausted by the time we reached the top. We didn’t have packs. We didn’t have people shooting at us. I don’t know how the soldiers managed during the heat of battle.
Every year they hold a special service at ANZAC Cove where Australians, New Zealanders and the Turkish people remember.
Here are a few photos. (They’re scanned so the quality isn’t as good as it could be)
This is taken from Chunuk Bair and is of the view out toward ANZAC Cove. You can see the trenches in the foreground.
This is the New Zealand memorial.
This is ANZAC Cove (click to enlarge photo)
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.
From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
Please take a moment to remember the fallen from past battles. Without their sacrifices our lives would be very different.