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The spelling of the word ‘Anzac’ has caused some heated discussion this week - I’ve even seen some posts which imply it’s somehow disrespectful to not spell it ‘ANZAC’. So I thought it was worth breaking it down, both from a historic and linguistic perspective…
(It’s odd that this is even a discussion, given that the conclusion I’m about to describe is effectively universal - I couldn’t find a single authoritative source in Australia or NZ that doesn’t share this view.)…
It is true that ‘ANZAC’ was originally an acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, the military force that fought at Gallipoli. But from the earliest use of the word (even before the Gallipoli landing) it was often being spelled ‘Anzac’…
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Good wishes to everyone preparing for #AnzacDay tomorrow. It is a day that belongs to all Australians and remembers all those who fought and made sacrifices, in every theatre and on the home front, for our country. #LestWeForget
For #AnzacDay, a tradition is the making of "Anzac Biscuits". The Anzac biscuit is hardy, it is practical, it goes well with any hot brew, esp Tea, and, has become, since the Great War, the sustenance of a free people. Recipes found here…
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Começando a listagem de tweets recuperados para a arroba peresfilho. Sumiram desde a nossa última checagem 6 tweets.
O tweet com id 1207691520201121792 de 2019-12-19 15:57:50 que falava sobre:
RT @Barney065: 78 years ago tonight, my Grandmother’s cousin, Wireman Wilfred Gailes and 756 of his shipmates were killed in the sinking of…...
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As someone who seeks to be deeply committed to Jesus’ “love your enemies” Way, it can be difficult to navigate #anzacday. I too have family that have served in war. I too want to remember so it never happens again. #LestWeForget
Yet when real lament is fashioned into a form of nationalism that contributes to the unquestioning support for future wars, my baptism demands I cannot abide it. But we must lament. One thing we can do, must do, is tell the truth. #LestWeForget
So lest we forget what historian Henry Reynolds called “the most forgotten war”. In 2013 Reynolds suggested 20,000-30,000 people were killed between 1788-1934 in a war that most Australians don’t know about, and it happened right here. #LestWeForget
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Little known WW2 history for #AnzacDay: Formosan civilians (from now #Taiwan) were considered 'Japanese enemy aliens' & were interned in #Australia during WW2. More Formosan soldiers were captured in POW camps in New Guinea, & later Manus Islands. My great uncle died in one. (1) ImageImageImage
In the Loveday camp alone, there were 600 Formosan civilians. In addition to the hardship and lack of freedom, "Formosan internees were bullied for not signing allegiance to the emperor (Japan)". Tbh smart move considering you're in an Australian camp. (2)… ImageImage
In March 1946 at Sydney harbour, in order to avoid being repatriated on an over-crowded hell ship, some Formosans defiantly argued that they're now not Japanese but Chinese. The Chinese vice-consul came & told them that "as Chinese, they would have to suffer too". Bit harsh. (3) ImageImageImageImage
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Anzacs from both wars feature in forgotten 'treasure trove' of historic photos.
#Australia discovers the Library of Congress collection. Good on ya!… via @abcnews
.@abcnews #AnzacDay "forgotten trove of historic pics."
This pic of an Australian snow ball fight on #Jerusalem's Jaffa Road 1942 is one of my favorites.

BTW, I suspect American Colony pics of Turkish army in Beersheba in WWI provided key intel to British/ANZAC troops. Image
This pic of an #ANZAC ANZAC Digger at the Western Wall in WWI has to be one of my favorites. It was colourized in Australia in the 1920s.
@AusAmbIsrael Image
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O.C. of Hospital train Major I. BUZZARD assisting in transhipping A.I.F. wounded from train to Hospital somewhere in Victoria… via @Library_Vic 1943
A number of BPL carriages were converted to hospital cars. The triple bunk beds can be seen. Image
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On this #AnzacDay , I honour my great uncle Fred Goon, one of 250+ Chinese Anzacs who defied a ban on soldiers who were "not substantially European", and fought for Australia anyway. His story is told is told via @SCMPNews here…
Fred was the son of Louey Fong Goon and Elizabeth Johnson, my great grandparents, who married on the 19th Century goldfields of Bendigo. How could she resist? Look at that guy ... total boss
Fred was born not so long after anti-Chinese riots spurred in part by anger at marriage of Chinese men & white women. But he was a patriot. When WW1 broke out, he was rejected EIGHT TIMES by enlisters. He succeeded on the ninth attempt, reported by the Dubbo Dispatch, Jan 16 1917
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