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Ataturk’s Message to Australia – “Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds”, Stephen Kinzer

August 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on Ataturk’s Message to Australia – “Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds”, Stephen Kinzer · Anzac, History, Humanism, Philosophy, War, WW1

In 1934 Atatürk learned that a ship carrying relatives of fallen Allied soldiers had docked near Gallipoli and that its passengers were mounting at the site. He sent them a moving message that is now chiseled, in English translation, into a memorial stone there. “Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives,” he […]

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So Why Didn’t an Australian Kill Hitler? – “Fromelles” – Patrick Lindsay

January 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on So Why Didn’t an Australian Kill Hitler? – “Fromelles” – Patrick Lindsay · Anzac, Australian, Australiana, History, War, WW1, WW2

The Luftwaffe bombed (Fromelles) on 27 May 1940, destroying some buildings when British ammunition trucks parked there were hit and exploded. The following day the Germans occupied the town once again. Then things went along uneventfully until 25 June, when France surrendered to the Germans. That very day, Chancellor Adolf Hitler, the former humble lance-corporal […]

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