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A Reality Check in the Somme

We had visited Gallipol where both my grandfathers had fought.  However my Pop (maternal grandfather) and his brother Laurie went on to serve in France, in Flanders and the Somme. More amazingly, his younger brother Tom and four of his future … Continue reading

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Minarets and Monuments

We came to the Gallipoli Peninsula, in this land of beautiful minarets, to see the memorial to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought and lost their lives here. It was particularly poignant for me as both my grandfathers … Continue reading

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