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What Anzac Day Means To Me



imageAnzac Day is known worldwide but what does it really mean to me? Young men went to war thinking ” adventure ” but what they had in mind was completely different to reality! They left a perfect life and a happy home just for us.

We remember them with the rising sun, a poppy, a footy game between Essendon and Collingwood even services and marches. All those things we have the chance to go to, they make the time to really think about what they have done for their country’s rights.
We wake up at the break of day to refresh our mind about their courage, persistence and compassion for each other.

Blood stains that battle field of Gallipoli, their crosses will never fade and those faces… We will always remember and never forget. If Australian men can give up their lives then we can at least remember. We are honoured to be living in Australia. 100 years later, LEST WE FORGET.


War is declared in 1914 and two Aussie mates want to join the adventure. The soon to be called ANZACS ran up the cliffs of Gallipoli, many died but three new friends Roy, Wally and Tom try to survive. When the 9 hour armistice comes the Turks and Aussies traded their goods. ( the Turks thought no good of the bully beef!!) This touching story shows just how much mateship and courage these men had to get them through the Great War.

This mixed genre book, in my opinion, is a great book for older primary school kids and above because some sections of the book could be confronting. The illustrations in this book are very detailed and they show a lot of effort.
The author Ruth Starke has completely changed how I thought about Anzac Day. All together I rate this book and 8/10 because their are some bits that I didn’t understand and I think other people wouldn’t understand either.