E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image ANZAC at Brockenhurst

ANZAC at Brockenhurst

I took this picture on 11th November last year, inside St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst, where there is a Commonwealth War Cemetery for New Zealand soldiers who died during the First World War.

On the Sunday nearest - ANZAC Day - 25th April, which is the day Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli in 1915, there is a service in the cemetery. On ANZAC Day wreaths are laid at the memorial.

There are pictures of the cemetery in my archive.

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ANZAC at Brockenhurst

I took this picture on 11th November last year, inside St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst, where there is a Commonwealth War Cemetery for New Zealand soldiers who died during the First World War.

On the Sunday nearest - ANZAC Day - 25th April, which is the day Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli in 1915, there is a service in the cemetery. On ANZAC Day wreaths are laid at the memorial.

There are pictures of the cemetery in my archive.

.....

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
.

comments (15)

well centered, good shot.
This is nicely framed. I love the history behind it.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 25 Apr 2007, 04:29
I remember those pics in your archives, Ellie, because I have a blogger friend from NZ and a nephew who lives in Australia. History like this really intrigues me. It somehow makes the world seem smaller and more connected!
Nice shot Ellie and thanx for the history smile
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 25 Apr 2007, 07:19
Very interesting info. Thanks for sharing!
Some of my Kiwi and Aussie colleagues are 'planning' to do something today to mark it. Nice
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 25 Apr 2007, 12:25
Thanks for the photo Ellie. This is a lovely tribute. Today is a national holiday to remember the fallen and the return soldiers of the wars past and present. Anzac Day is symbolic to Aussies as in our short history it has contributed a lot to the shaping of our national identity. Concepts of giving someone a 'fair go', mateship and the aussie fighting spirit are a result of australians sticking together in battles. It was the german tank commander rommel who said that he would have won the second world war if he had a army full of anzac soldiers. On the other hand I am not sure what that says about us willing to fight in other peoples wars for over 100 years. We continue to involve ourselves in wars that our bigger friends have asked us to enter into.

Becoming more popular for australians and new zealanders is a pilgrammage to Turkey for dawn services. thanks again ellie.
Patriotism rules here. Nice to see that it does.
It's the history behind this shot that makes it interesting.....
moment solennelle! pas trop mon truc, mais très belle photo
Fitting tribute Ellie, very nice.
My grandfather was in the Royal Navy in 1915 and had to helplessly watch the carnage at Galipoli from offshore. Three years later having survived the battle of Jutland, he was a crew member on HMS Vindictive on her action to block the U-Boat pens at Zebrugge on St.George's Day 1918. The casualties sustained by the crew and their collective heroism resulted in the admiralty petitioning the war office to award the entire ship the Victoria Cross. In the end the crew had to draw straws from amongst each of the ranks as the VC can not be awarded to groups. Albert McKenzie VC, an 18 year old able seaman won the ballot from the ranks. My grandfather was a gunner. There was so much cordite in the air that all of the gunners were desperate for water. A young marine carried a bucket from gun turret to gun turret in the face of heavy machine gun fire. He bypassed my grandfather who shouted for him to come back with the water. The marine turned to return and took a bullet through the head. My grandfather blamed himself for that marine's death for the rest of his life. Your photo touched me not just because of the personal connection I feel with my grandfather, but because it serves to remind us that these men should never be forgotten and that every day conflict rages in places such as Iraq shows that we have not learnt the lesson of history; a lesson which all of the fallen taught us at the expense of the lives. Well done for posting this image.
  • mal
  • 25 Apr 2007, 21:11
lovely tribute El. mal
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Apr 2007, 22:11
Great scott, how do you keep track of all these days. Brittian must have been involved in hundreds of wars (OK, maybe 99) and they all probably have their rememberance days.

Your picture has made impact judging by the comments.
Good tribute to the duty of remember Ellie !

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