Friday, April 25, 2008


For ANZAC day

I've never really done the ANZAC day marches... and we won't be doing so this year either. Not much into public ceremonies... I just choose to pay my respects and to remember in different ways. By myself, and in little ways that are more appropriate for me...

The other day I bought the book "Tobruk" by Peter FitzSimons.... it seemed, somehow, an appropriate time to buy it. Somehow through my schooling I missed studying the world wars. I don't think it will hurt me to redress that by reading about them in novel-like and readable formats. (Have already read his Kokoda, and the biography of Nancy Wake.)

Anyway I started reading it this week... my tribute to ANZAC day.

And I'll leave you with this Eric Bogle song.... It has always struck a chord and always leaves me with a lump in my throat.

** I thought there was a new post option to set this up to post on the 25th while I am not here, but I can't see it, and I had best not waste time looking for it right now....**
Thanks T.

not ashamed to admit it brought tears.
I hadn't listened through the whole of that particular you tube clip before... it was Canadian oriented! Kind of strange given the very Australianness of the lyrics... but nonetheless not inappropriate I guess. Feel a bit silly though... given I'm posting it for ANZAC Day.

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