In Flanders Fields the poppy grew. Wear your poppies proud.  I will.

Poem : In Flanders Fields by Lt. John McCrae, of Montreal, whose body lies in Flanders Field.

Australian soldiers in Gallipoli 1915. Sitting proudly in the middle is an Indigenous Australian.

Prev pinner note: Australian soldiers in Gallipoli Sitting proudly in the middle is an Indigenous Australian

Anzac Biscuits, these were sent to the men at war, it stands for australia new zealand army core

Anzac Biscuits, these were sent to the men at war, ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Core.

Miller Mack was one of the first Indigenous Australians to fight in the First World War. He was one of at least 1000, according to Gary Oakley.

"Our invisible compatriots. Nice one Cara." KB Miller Mack was one of the first Indigenous Australians to fight in the First World War. He was one of at least according to Gary Oakley.

Australian soldier sitting in the Mud with his head in his hand on the Western front, World War I

Australian soldier sitting in the Mud with his head in his hand on the Western front, World War I. --- "Man in the Mud" diorama Australian War Memorial

This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on the Western Front during WW1 and was awarded the Military Medal (the highest medal for nurses) for bravery and it was pinned on her by King George V at Buckingham Palace. She was also awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal and is listed in the Dictionary of Biography of notable Australians.

This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on…

In the 1930s, after the Battle of Gallipoli, President Ataturk received a letter from the mothers of the fallen ANZAC soldiers requesting permission to visit the graves of their sons. In response he sat down and wrote this poignant letter to the women. Ataturk later used these same words in a speech to the first Australians, New Zealanders and British to visit the Gallipoli battlefields.

President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in response to a letter from the mothers of the fallen ANZAC soldiers requesting permission to visit the graves of their sons.

ANZAC - let us not forget our allies who parish and suffer along with our U.S. troops.  Australian - a soldier of freedom is a soldier to remember

Here's 51 links to (mostly smaller), but fascinating military websites, which you'll find useful for your Australian military history and research

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