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Title: A Tribute To The ANZACs


1
A Tribute To The ANZACs
  • Soldiers of World War I

2
The Ode
  • They shall grow not old, as we that 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.

The Eternal Flame
The Shrine of Remembrance
3
Who Were The ANZACs?
  • The ANZACs were the soldiers who were enlisted in
    the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during
    World War I.
  • Their role in history and the protection of the
    nations is celebrated each year by the observance
    of ANZAC Day.
  • ANZAC Day was introduced as a national holiday in
    1916, to remember the men and women who served
    Australia and New Zealand, and is celebrated on
    April 25 every year. The date of the holiday,
    April 25, and the time of the ceremonies, dawn,
    are specifically used to commemorate the date and
    time of the landing at Gallipoli.

Flag of Australia
Flag of New Zealand
4
The Gallipoli Campaign
  • On April 25, 1915, the allied forces attempted to
    capture the Gallipoli Peninsula and Istanbul in
    Turkey. This was a move designed to give the
    Allied navies access to the Black Sea, in order
    to be able to deliver supplies.
  • It was originally intended that the ANZAC forces
    would land on a beach and face an opposing force
    of approximately 40,000 Turkish soldiers. This
    wasnt the case however, as rather than the flat
    beach they were expecting, they landed on an area
    with steep cliffs, which they had to climb up to
    get to the battlefield.
  • The Turkish soldiers however, were expecting the
    ANZACs, and as they landed on the beach, the
    ANZACs found themselves under fire from the
    Turkish forces who were already on the
    battlefield.
  • Over 20,000 soldiers landed on the Gallipoli
    Peninsula as part of the ANZAC forces, and in the
    eight months (25 April 20 December, 1915) they
    were at Gallipoli, 8,141 had been killed or died
    of wounds and over 18,000 had been wounded.
  • At the end of each night, the Last Post was
    played, signifying that each soldier should
    return to camp.

5
Please
  • Turn on your computer speakers, and
  • Remain silent

6
The Last Post
If you turn your speakers on, you will now hear
the Last Post being played. The Last Post lasts
for 130, and is a chilling piece of music. If
the music fails to begin, please right-click on
the speaker image and click Play Sound.
  • The Last Post is a bugle (or trumpet) call,
    played at the end of a soldiers day, signifying
    that the soldiers should be in quarters.
  • The Last Post is played at a number of events,
    specifically military funerals and commemorative
    services. It is played to indicate that the
    soldier has completed his lifes work and has
    entered into his rest.

7
ANZAC Day In Melbourne
  • In Melbourne, ANZAC Day is commemorated with a
    ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance, which is
    pictured at the right.
  • Firstly, there is the Dawn Service, where those
    gathered await the rising of the sun. This is
    held between 5.45am and goes to 6.30am, when the
    Official Wreath Laying is held.
  • The Official Wreath Laying is held between 6.30am
    and 8.30am. This is the opportunity given to
    members of the public to lay wreaths after an
    Official Wreath is lain.
  • Also beginning at 6.30am is a Gunfire Breakfast,
    hosted by the Retired Services League, in front
    of the Victoria Barracks.

8
ANZAC Day In Melbourne
  • A March is then held, where serving members and
    those who remember them walk down Swanston
    Street, cross over the Yarra River and continue
    down St Kilda Road until they reach the Shrine of
    Remembrance. This March is usually attended in
    quite large numbers.
  • After the March, the ANZAC Day Commemoration
    Ceremony is held at the Shrine of Remembrance,
    between 12.45pm and 1.30pm. The Shrine of
    Remembrance is then open to the public.

9
A Tribute…
  • THE ANZAC MEMORIAL
  • Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their
    lives...
  • You are now lying in the soil of a friendly
    country.
  • Therefore, rest in peace.
  • There is no difference between the Johnnies
  • And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by
    side,
  • Here in this country of ours.
  • You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far
    away countries...
  • Wipe away your tears.
  • Your sons are now lying in our bosom
  • And are in peace.
  • After having lost their lives on this land, they
    have
  • Become our sons as well.
  • - by M. Kemal Atatürk, 1934

10
Lest We Forget
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