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11. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

It's becoming more popular every year, 35,000 people turned out in melbourne this year. Whether or not you agree with war, it's a massive sacrifice they made for us all, and it's nice to stop and remember.

"They shall not grow 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."

12. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting AndyB24

It's becoming more popular every year, 35,000 people turned out in melbourne this year. Whether or not you agree with war, it's a massive sacrifice they made for us all, and it's nice to stop and remember.

"They shall not grow 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."

It's rather turning into a bit of a circus I think.

13. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

Agreed, unfortunately, too many of the young people now paying their respects are turning it into a drinking, gambling, and fighting experience.

14. Posted by stuthkfl (Budding Member 115 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

as well as to the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and all the innocent people that are being killed for no reason...

Did they kill for no reason? They've been killed because they were attacking to a country on the other part of the world although many of them haven't heard its name before even!

The question should be, what were they doing in Gallipoli?

Do the soldiers are in Iraq are being killed for no reason?
See this videos!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yco1deXOzN8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9A_vxIOB-I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo1VZZBvTBg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qFRbysetY0

then tell me these are peace keepers not occupiers...

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting beerman

I would like to pay my respects to the fallen.

Whether they agreed with their jobs or not, they gave their lives in service to their countries.

Please let's not turn this into a political thread about the motivations of politicians and generals. This is simply for remembering that people who are no longer here.

What part of Please let's not turn this into a political thread about the motivations of politicians and generals. This is simply for remembering that people who are no longer here was unclear??

It's a rhetorrical question - meaning it does not require an answer nor further commentary.

16. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting stuthkfl

The question should be, what were they doing in Gallipoli?

They were in Gallipoli fighting the Turks who were allies of Germany.

17. Posted by stuthkfl (Budding Member 115 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Quoting stuthkfl

The question should be, what were they doing in Gallipoli?

They were in Gallipoli fighting the Turks who were allies of Germany.

Yes I know. But was it your war? Were Ottomans or Germany or any of those countries which are at the opposite side has any interests on Australia? The only country which has implemented its interests on Australia was UK, which is the country' itself that your soldiers have given their lifes for them too unfortunately.

Would you like to war against Iraq for US today?

Same thing.
I think ;)

18. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Australia was an ally of England, Turkey was an ally of Germany.

I guess if you are willing to sign up to allied agreements, then it becomes your war.

19. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Australia was an ally of England, Turkey was an ally of Germany.

I guess if you are willing to sign up to allied agreements, then it becomes your war.

ANZAC - Australia, New Zealand Army Cor

As part of the British Empire, the dominions were asked to join forces and aid the British and her allies in their battle with Germany and her allies.

Just a little side note, England is not technically a country.

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