It's April 25th, ANZAC Day



  • Who knew? Apparently the Turks mounted a pretty stiff defense in WW1 at Gallipoli and ANZAC paid a heavy price.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16

    Gallipoli has entered Aussie mythology in particular as a British disaster that cost thousands of ANZAC lives.

    Of course, that is true.

    However, sometimes it is forgotten that ANZAC constituted a minor part of allied forces. Gallipoli actually cost approx. 4 times as many British lives as Australian. Let’s remember the dead of all nationalities on this day. Turkey lost as many men as all the allied nations combined.


  • 2017 '16

    Gallipoli is also an excellent Mel Gibson movie before Mel Gibson went nutso.  Great movie about a terrible operation.  I blame Churchill.


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