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ANZAC DAY - Lest We Forget


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They went with songs to the battle, they were young.

Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.



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I have stated it before on here that my Dad was a ANZAC.

Born in Great Yarmouth England 1894 came to Australia as a imported farm boy, joined the Australian army when the war broke out

Foght in France , was wounded with shrapnel right leg, sent to hospital in England and patched up and sent back to the front. It was his regiment that captures the German canon that is now on display in the ACT war memorial  . He was shot in the neck with machine gun bullets, sent back to England for another patch up job then back to the trenches fighting for OUR freedom.

He spent the 2nd world war as a signalman and never seen action .

After the war he bacame a postman till he retired at 65 Died soon after at 66 . That was 1960 he died the day before my 14th birthday.

He died from complications from the leg wound all those years prior. was never really fixed up.

That's how the Australian government. looks after it's war heros. 

The Amiens canon


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The " Amians gun " as it's known as it sits in Canberra. 


This is just the barrel weighing approx 45 tonns . The carriage and all the other stuff that goes with the great gun was sold as scrap ( what a shame ) .

My DAD shortly after the capture of this gun became very ill with some sort of disease which to this day I still don't know what it was and was sent back yet again to England hospital where he stayed till the end of the war.


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