Thursday, April 25, 2013

ANZAC Day & Courtenay's Solomon's Song

Today is ANZAC day and here's the latest reporting from TVNZ, "Thousands attend 'emotional' Anzac Day services:"
Around 10,000 people braved the weather to attend the country's biggest service at Auckland's War Memorial Museum. It has been 98 years since Anzac forces landed on the shores of Gallipoli. "I spent some time in the New Zealand Army deploying to Afghanistan, it's a big day for me, probably the most important day of the year," said Damian Walker.
For a novel about Australia and New Zealand's experiences in WWI (and at Gallipoli), try Bryce Courtenay's Solomon's Song:
Solomons are pitted against Solomons as the families are locked in a bitter struggle that crosses battlefields and continents to reach a powerful conclusion.

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