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ANZAC day march

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Geoff3DMN, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    Each year we gather around Australia to commemorate ANZAC day and remember those who fell during war defending our right to be free. There are major gatherings in Canberra and the state capitals and smaller ones in local communities. As the numbers of war veterans young enough and healthy enough to march have fallen other groups such as emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance, SES) as well as the Scouts and Guides have commenced marching so the tradition doesn't fall by the wayside as our soldiers pass on.

    These are some images from the march at Castlemaine this morning.

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  2. Thanks Geoff. I attended a dawn service this morning but didn't take any pictures. I hadn't attended many Anzac day ceremonies until 2010 when I went to Gallipoli, but I plan to do it every year from now on.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Good stuff Geoff.....great to see services going on all over the country.

    I didn't get to go to the dawn service here in Melbourne at the Shrine Of Remembrance as I had other commitments so I made the effort to pay a visit last week. It was really quiet and hardly anybody there as opposed to the anticipated tens of thousands this morning, but it was a beautiful day to visit an important place.

    I took some snaps....I hope you don't mind me posting them here, I don't mean to hijack your thread, I just figured your thread would be as good a spot as any for us guys to share our ANZAC day images rather than having them scattered over several posts.



    Shrine Of Remembrance. Melbourne.



    All shots taken with Panasonic GX1 and the PL25 'lux.
    The odd shot also taken with the 14/2.5 and the 7-14mm.





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  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    While it is the least we can do is to remember those who sacrificed so much to defend and preserve our democracies ... for many of the veterans that is the only repayment desired.

    God Bless You ANZAC veterans.

    Gary

    PS- Thanks for sharing.
    G
     
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  5. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    Mind? No of course not, I think that having a single thread is an excellent idea and If anyone else has similar pictures then I would be pleased if they posted them.
     
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  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    I'll add my poppy from the 'Flower' thread as a Kiwi contribution -

     
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  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Very good Geoff. I wanted to but somehow someone fell sick and I was called in to do the shift. Anyway my wife is quite keen to visit Castlemaine.We went unto Daylesford but didn't have time .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  8. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The Aussie Flag doesn't fly because the wind moves past it...the Aussie flag moves from the last breath of every military member who has died protecting it. Aussie soldiers don't fight because they hate what's in front of them...they fight because they love what's behind them.
     
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  9. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    coming from a foreign stand point, i love Australia like my own country. and I've been in (and out) of Australia for quite sometime now and the culture, people, and the "mate-ship" is i think the essence of Anzac, the "brother-in-arms"/ having your mate's back is very evident in what i have observed the past few years that I've been to AU.

    such a great place to travel to and live in... (i miss DFO and Granville chicken!)
     
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  10. Nothing from today, but these are a few images of Anzac Memorials around Brisbane

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    Also, some images from Gallipoli 2010 (Canon EOS 50D). If you ever get the chance to visit, do it. Please also read the inscription below by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, who fought with the Ottomans against the Anzacs and Allied Forces at Gallipoli.













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  11. Paul Amyes

    Paul Amyes Mu-43 Regular

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    Hobart, Tasmania
    ANZAC Day, York Western Australia

    Here's a few from todays ANZAC Parade in York Western Australia. The first shot was done with an adapted Holga lens and the rest were done using a Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 Color-Skopar.

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    A week later, but still not forgotten.
     
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  13. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Nic,

    Ataturk was very gracious. Gallipoli and Ataturk's remarks reminded me of two other terrible places ... During the war, Vietnam had to be the worst place in the world and the worst place in the worst place was Khe Sanh.

    At Khe Sanh, a corpsman told me, "If it ain't the [expletive] incoming it's the [expletive] outgoing. Only difference is who gets the [expletive] grease, and that ain't no [expletive] difference at all."

    During our civil war, at a place called Gettysburg, the US (combined North and South) suffered 50,000 causalities over the course of three days. Four months after the battle the US president dedicated the grounds around Gettysburg as a National Cemetery. During his dedication speech he stated:

    "... But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."

    Gary

    PS- A Corpsman is an enlisted Naval medical personnel assigned to Marines, (similar to an Army medic). (US Marines haven't any medical specialists and rely upon the Navy.)
    G
     
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  14. Thanks Gary, for your characteristically wise words.
     
  15. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    I haven't posted to this thread for a while but I took this shot of the cenotaph at Castlemaine after todays march.

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  16. As a New Jereys native now in Texas I associate this song with Gallipoli and Anzac Day. If inappropriate I shal remove.

    http://youtu.be/PFCekeoSTwg
    AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA.
     
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  17. Snowy55

    Snowy55 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Barry
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    cr3nk Mu-43 Rookie

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  19. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    Poignant thread ... we should never forget.
     
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