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ANZAC Day – 25th April 2019

April 25, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2018

April 25, 2018 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

Remembrance Day – Veterans Day – 2017

November 11, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ As the Great War (World War 1) was drawing to a close, on the 5th October 1918, the German High Command asked for an immediate Armistice and an end to all hostilities. Word of this had to be sent down to all the many areas where fighting was still taking place. […]

American And Australian Military – A 99 Year Relationship (Part Two)

May 6, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Yesterday, I wrote a Post for our site about the 99 years relationship between the U.S. Military and the Australian Military, and that Post is at this link. The information I used for that Post was taken from a wonderful book, a biography about General Sir John Monash, and that book’s […]

American And Australian Military – A 99 Year Relationship

May 5, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Last night, on Thursday 4th May, President Donald Trump met with the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull aboard the Second World War aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, now a military museum. They were both there for a special 75th Anniversary commemoration for The Battle Of The Coral Sea, which was held […]

Remembrance Day – Veterans Day – 2015

November 11, 2015 by

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By Anton Lang ~ As the Great War (World War 1) was drawing to a close, on the 5th October 1918, the German High Command asked for an immediate Armistice and an end to all hostilities. Word of this had to be sent down to all the many areas where fighting was still taking place. […]

Remembrance Day – Veterans Day – 2011

November 11, 2011 by

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As the Great War (World War 1) was drawing to a close, on the 5th October 1918, the German High Command asked for an immediate Armistice and an end to all hostilities. Word of this had to be sent down to all the many areas where fighting was still taking place. The time settled upon […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2010

April 25, 2010 by

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ANZAC is capitalised because it is an acronym, and stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The image at left shows the Gallipoli Peninsula. The map is from the Australian War Memorial. Click on the image and it will open in a new and larger window. At 4.15Am on the 25th April 1915 an […]

Remembrance Day And The Importance Of Australia’s General Sir John Monash

November 11, 2009 by

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On the 5th October 1918, the German High Command asked for an immediate Armistice and an end to hostilities. The date and time for the ceasefire to commence was at 11AM on November 11th 1918, effectively the finish of The Great War, which we now refer to as World War One. This is why we […]

The Birth Of A Nation

April 24, 2008 by

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A NATION BECOMES AUSTRALIA The nets were dropped over the sides of the ships as the large rowing boats pulled alongside. In the dark, fully laden soldiers went over the side and moved down the nets into those boats. It was around 3 AM, and it was a Sunday morning. The boats were towed a […]