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    100 years ago today was the start of the Gallipoli campaign which lasted from 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916. It was the birth of ANZAC Day.

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission lists 2,871 members of the New Zealand Armed Forces who died fighting for New Zealand between those dates. Over 16,000 died in total in WWI.

    Here is a list of those 2,871 New Zealanders who died at Gallipoli, or during that period. We shall not forget them.

    Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae Speech from today's Dawn Service in Wellington

    Record turn-outs at packed Anzac Day dawn services

    NZ Herald Live ANZAC Day Updates
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    "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
    -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

    Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
    1 Corinthians 16:13

    "...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
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      Interesting, Raph.

      Thanks.
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        My feelings on ANZAC day are mixed. I worry that the rather basic lesson of the history of it - "It's a bad idea to unthinkingly fight other people's battles in ill-conceived wars" - doesn't really get widely taken on board, and there can be a bit too much war-glorification.

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          Originally posted by Starlight View Post
          My feelings on ANZAC day are mixed. I worry that the rather basic lesson of the history of it - "It's a bad idea to unthinkingly fight other people's battles in ill-conceived wars" - doesn't really get widely taken on board, and there can be a bit too much war-glorification.
          Er what? From what I find, it's similar to remembrance day here in Canada, not a glorification of war....


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            Originally posted by Irate Canadian View Post
            Er what? From what I find, it's similar to remembrance day here in Canada, not a glorification of war....
            http://www.army.gov.au/our-history/traditions/anzac-day
            Honouring the fallen can have intentional or unintentional implications of glorifying war in general. It depends on the way in which it is done and what is said. That is why my feelings on the subject are mixed. I don't approve of war.

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              It is certainly a fine line to tread, one that we often go over. We over-mythologise Anzac Day a bit, but honouring those who went is still worthwhile.

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