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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place), and CEO of WargentAdvisory (providing subscription analysis, reports & services to institutional clients).
4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.
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Thursday, 24 April 2014
An early start indeed for Australians with the dawn service commencing at 4.30am before repairing to the local
Returned and Services Leagues (RSL) Club for a traditional game of Two Up.
ANZAC Day is seen to be Australia's most important
It marks the anniversary of the first
major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World
The word ANZAC stands for Australian and New
Zealand Army Corps.
The soldiers in those forces quickly
became known as "Anzacs" and the pride they took in that name endures to this
When war broke out in 1914 Australia
had been a Federal Commonwealth for only 13 years, and as such the newly formed
national government was particularly keen to establish its reputation on the world stage.
In 1915 the ANZACS were to form part of
the Allied expedition which became known as the Gallipoli campaign, the aim of
which was to capture Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) in Turkey, which was
then the capital of the Ottaman Empire and an ally to Germany.
The Australian and New Zealand forces
landed on Gallipoli on 25 April and immediately met with fierce resistance from the Turkish
The Gallipoli campagain had been
designed as a plan to knock Turkey out the War quickly but instead it became a
stalemate and the campaign dragged on for eight gruesome months.
At the end of 1915 the allied forces
were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured
Over 8000 Australian soldiers had been
killed in the campaign.
News of the landing on Gallipoli had
made a profound impact on Australians at home and 25 April soon became the day
on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.
The Gallipoli campaign failed in its
military objectives for the War but the Australian and New Zealand actions during the
campaign left us with a powerful legacy.
What became known as the “Anzac legend”
remains an important part of the identity of both nations.
They shall grow not old, as we that are
left grow old;