Thursday, April 24, 2008

Anzac Day today and Ian McDonald

from w
It's a public holiday in Australia today for Anzac Day, remembering particularly an event at Gallipoli during World War 1 when thousands of young Australians and New Zealand soldiers died, mainly due to a blunder of planning by British army leaders. There are sevices at dawn, marches, and gatherings of mainly older men and women remembering fallen comrades from various wars. The pictures here are from a memorial window at Melbourne Teachers College.

I was surprised to see a photo of my friend Lyn James in the Geelong Advertiser with a story about her father Ian McDonald, who was a soldier in Belgium during World War I and he wrote a poem from there, remembering his home town.

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