Friday, 25 April 2014

Lest We Forget

Today is ANZAC day. Our day of remembrance. This is the day that our forces landed and entered combat for the first time in Gallipoli 1915.

I've been to the ANZAC day services in Gallipoli and it was a moving, but very memorable, experience.

I'd actually volunteered to work there. It just felt right, so today always brings back some strong memories and emotions.

Sunset, ANZAC Cove, 24th April 2010

"Lest We Forget"

EDIT: I just found the link to the article I wrote about volunteering. You can find it here.

Last night, the Auckland War Memorial Museum had a light display whilst projecting some unseen footage of NZ troops in WW1. Footage from the troops debarking, landing in Egypt and then in the Western Front. With a soundtrack added, it become rather haunting. 

I had a crack at trying to photograph some of the display. A number of crosses were also on the lawn. This represents casualties from the Auckland Regiment and will be added too as the centenary commemorations continue.