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Old 24th April 2015, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default WE WILL REMEMBER THEM--100 YEARS ON

Today is April 25th, and 100 years ago today, ANZAC (New Zealand and Australian) and other Allied troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
The rest is history......
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
AS WE WHO 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

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/anzac-day/introduction
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Old 24th April 2015, 08:14 PM   #2
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Old 26th April 2015, 07:36 AM   #3
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Old 26th April 2015, 12:31 PM   #4
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YES AMAZING MEN THEY SHALL BE ALWAYS REMEMBERED
ALSO A SPECIAL SALUTE TO SQUADRON LEADER LES MUNRO
BELOW IS AN ARTICLE A MUST READ


The last surviving Dambusters pilot is to sell his gallantry medals awarded for the famous raid and donate the proceeds to the Bomber Command Memorial fund.



Squadron Leader Les Munro hopes to raise £50,000 from the sale, which will go towards the upkeep of the newly-built memorial dedicated to the 55,573 airmen killed during the Second World War.


Among them will be the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery, which brought a tragic twist of fate for Sq Ldr Munro.


When his mother opened the door to an official delivering an unopened telegram with news of his award, she feared the worst and collapsed with an aneurism and died within a week.



After being given the devastating news, Sq Ldr Munro was offered the chance to be taken off bombing operations, but declined.

The 95-year-old visited the monument in London’s Green Park in 2013 and said he was inspired to make the sacrifice “out of comradeship” to his fellow servicemen who did not made it back.

Sq Ldr Munro said it was important for the memorial to maintain its condition for the relatives of the thousands of men listed on it and future generations.

This brave and generous man is a Kiwi.


Sq Ldr Munro, from New Zealand, said: “The memorial is a magnificent tribute to Bomber Command’s fallen. It was a travesty it took 67 years before the loss of 55,573 lives was finally recognised.

“My reasons for donating my medals and flying log books to the fund were prompted by my visit. I could not help but think of the cost of its ongoing maintenance and with the feelings of the descendants of those 55,573 in mind believe that every effort be made to maintain the memorial in the best possible condition.

Rather than have Sq Ldr Munro feel forced to sell off his medals, maybe the NZ Government could contribute something?


Sq Ldr Munro learned to fly Lancaster bombers at below tree-top height at 200mph in preparation for the raid.

On one such flight over Lincolnshire, he was nearly killed when a seagull hit his cockpit windscreen “like a cannonball” and landed between him and his co-pilot.

He went on to practice for the mission over Derwent Water in the Lake District and the Fleet at Chesil Beach.

Two days after the Allied invasion of Europe, Sq Ldr Munro dropped the first “Tallboy” 12,000lbs bomb on a tunnel in southern France that enemy Panzer tanks were using to reinforce Germany army in Normandy.

He then led successful raids to wipe out E-boat and U-boat pens in Le Havre and Boulogne, successful missions that helped the Allied take control of Normandy and France.

After the war he returned to New Zealand, studied agriculture and worked for the State Advances Corporation which managed state-owned farms.

He got into local politics and served as mayor of Waitomo, a town on the northern island of New Zealand. He was appointed to the Queen’s Service Order (Q.S.O.) in 1991.

LORD ASHCROFT OF ENGLAND HAS BOUGHT THE MEDALS FOR $1,50,000 AND DONATED THE MEDALS BACK TO NEW ZEALAND

A GREAT NEW ZEALANDER.

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Today is April 25th, and 100 years ago today, ANZAC (New Zealand and Australian) and other Allied troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
The rest is history......
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
AS WE WHO 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

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/anzac-day/introduction

Another 3 years pass for us who live..................and 100 years ago The Great War was still raging..........
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
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To the ANZACs, my profound gratitude
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Today is April 25th, the day ANZAC (New Zealand and Australian) and other Allied troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in what became known as World War 1.
The rest is history......
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
AS WE WHO 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

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/anzac-day/introduction

Another year passes but have we really learned anything............................
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Lovely dawn service this morning in our small hamlet outside Melbourne. It had only about 250 total residents in the 1940s, but the town lost 38 killed during WWII--more than half of the young men of fighting age.
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