Yesterday, we commemorated the 100th year of the battle of Gallipoli, fought in World War 1 by the ANZACs. These brave men were sent, under mistaken commands, to the beach of Gallipoli to overpower the Turks, thus ‘throwing’ them out of the war.
However, the battle was horrific, 8000 men lost in the one battle, and a further 18 000 wounded. Upon entering the cove, they were slaughtered by the enemy and were greatly disadvantaged by their position in the bay. We remember these men today, after 100 years. We learn that war is not an adventure, not friendly, exciting. Merely man slaughter for what reason? These men were willing to die a gruesome death for their country.
The worst part is that they did not succeed, they lost too many men. We celebrate their courage, and their pain today, our gratitude for the war they fought, so that we may live in peace.
Here are some photos I took of a rainbow that appeared yesterday, after a light drizzle of rain. Let’s hope that this means never again will we make the mistake of war.
Lest we forget.
Olivia, writing (and photographing) on a whim…