Anzac Day

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  • Essay On The Anzac Legend

    During the time of the war the Legend of the Anzac developed to be a proud possession of most Australians and everyone in the Australian Imperial Force. Since then, the 25th of April is the commerated day each year. The Anzac legend was created in eight months of fighting at Gallipoli. Although there was no military victory, the Australians displayed great courage, initiative, discipline, endurance and mateship. These qualities came to be seen as showing the Anzac spirit. The experiences of women during World War 1 contributed in a big way to the development of the Anzac Legend. During World War 1 large numbers of women were recruited into jobs vacated by men who had gone to fight in the war. Women’s role was to stay home and look after things while the men were out…

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  • Gallipoli Informative Speech

    them.’ ANZAC is a term which can define our nation. It is a legend which every Australian holds dear and one that will be passed down through generations forevermore. It is on this solemn day, the 25th of April, our country gathers, as one, to commemorate the audacious actions of those noble men and women, who, over a century ago, sacrificed themselves at Gallipoli for our freedom. While these are the original ANZAC’s, their values and beliefs have been upheld by the Australian men and women in…

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  • Anzac Day Speech

    pain. Your brother and friend lying on the ground motionless. And a soon as you register this, you feel bullets hit your body and fall like everyone else. As a young citizen of Australia, I often think about my understanding of Australian identity. "ANZAC" is often described as what it "means to be Australian…

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  • Anzac Day Ritual

    particular essay will attempt to dissect and apply a sociological perspective to a ritual that is commonly observed within Australia: Anzac Day Dawn Service (April 25th). There are numerous events and norms that take place during this ritual that make it more prominent than most, it offers us many things to dissect and comment on. The Anzac dawn service is a prime example of ritual, because according to Randal Collins (1992:34) rituals force people to alter their demeanor “In the presence of the…

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  • Gallipoli First Scene

    The first scene of Gallipoli the film begins with a teenage boy timing his sprint speed on a dirt and gravel track in Australia around 8 months after the start of WWI, the boy would become known as Archie. Archie wants to enlist for the army and since he can ride, he hopes to enter the Light Horse although he is underage for the military entirely. One day when Archie gets into a heated discrepancy with a man by the name of Les McCann a race is organized between the two, with McCann on horseback…

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  • The Importance Of Loyalty In World War I

    World War I was a time full of despair, it saw courageous soldiers valiantly defend our freedom, leaving anxious families behind to face the prospect that their loved ones may never return. Upon the arrival of the ANZACs in Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915, the realities set upon the diggers, compelling them to find solace in the luring mateship. As “the only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers.” Each soldier was an innocent witness to the…

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  • Unknown Soldier Research Paper

    As Australian Citizens, we remember and honour the Unknown Soldier because he represented all the young men of the British empire who were unfortunately killed during the Great War. During World War I, many unknown soldiers sacrificed their life in either killed during battle, due to bombs, lost when ships sink or many more. The burial of an Unknown Soldier honours the memory and sacrifice of those young men and women who laid down their lives for Australia. His tomb reminds Australians of what…

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  • Peter Weir's Film Gallipoli

    The two characters are training with different brigades at this time. But one day they come together to do a training exercise but when they see each other instead of training they laugh with joy and mateship. After this incident Frank decides he wants to join the light horse with his best Archy. With a few discussions with officers and other important men the two men are shipped off the following morning at 0600 hrs together in the light horse, which is now the infantry. Through out this time…

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  • How Did Saunders Shape Australia

    Racism has been a significant issue over the years and continues to be somewhat of a buzzword in todays society. Reginald Walter Saunders is an excellent example of a man who overcame racism in one of the most difficult of circumstances. Saunders was an Indigenous Australian who fought in WWII both for his county and his rights as an Aborigine. He later became known as the first Aboriginal commissioned officer in the Australian army. Throughout his time of service, he made a significant impact…

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  • My First Day Of 8th Grade

    I came home to unpack the night before the first day of 8th grade started. I had just spent a week with my dad before summer vacation came to an end. My mom called me downstairs to have a discussion with her and Ron, my step dad. I assumed it had something to do with Ron’s kids, Vanessa and Trey, moving in with us. But to my great surprise, they told me that they were getting a divorce and Ron would be moving out that night. Those next couple weeks were kind of a blur. My mom was calling our…

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