From: Planning the end of the world, well out to 2023!
What we often forget, in remembering those Australians and New Zealanders who landed on the beaches and climbed the cliffs at ANZAC is that we were a small part of the picture.
Just under 10,000 ANZAC's died in the Gallipoli campaign, more than 100,000 other Empire troops, men from England, Wales, Scotland, North & South Ireland, Newfoundland, India, Ceylon, Nepal and Egyptians (Zion Mule Corps of Jewish Egyptians) In addition more than 25,000 French troops died including those from Metropolitan France, Senegal and other African Territories.
Many of these died in attacks even more futile and ill-planned than those we associate with ANZAC Cove.
PS. I forgot, even though i had included it in my original notes, that we must also remember that around 200,000 Turkish soldiers died, and that despite these horrendous casualties, our nations became and remain firm friends.
< Message edited by JeffK -- 4/26/2013 11:10:41 PM >
Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum