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Private Wars – `lest we forget'.

By iancochrane, published on Jun 24, 2013

...in a terrible stalemate for over 8-months, the British finally ordering an evacuation.

There’s an old photograph and I rub my eyes. The picture’s faded black and white, a hairline tear running from top to bottom. There’s a young man on the right, his unlined face in soft profile, WW1 heavy jacket and boots, buttoned down collar and pockets. He’s sitting stiffly, slightly side on. A medal hangs from his neck and he holds it loosely in one hand; the other arm around a young lad to the left, sitting on a table. The uniformed boy is a soldier miniature of his father, his legs... (more)

Tags: australia, war, veterans, new zealand, ww1, gallipoli, anzac cove, new zealand point, casualties, anzacs, anzac day

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