Lemnos Anzac Commemoration: 17-20 April, 2015
|The WW1 Cemetery in Moudros|
I recently wrote a blog about an Anzac Commemoration that took place in the Australian village where we now live. We have just arrived in our Greek
in time for a similar service and
commemoration here. village of Myrina
We had spent Easter in
and planned to leave on Easter Monday, but we had to leave a little later than
planned as Takis was sick and needed time to recuperate. That meant changing
our flight, and we only just managed to get seats on the Aegean Friday evening
flight as there were so many Australians planning to be in Athens Lemnos
for its Anzac ‘celebration’ this past
It was a very exciting time for the island for usually at this time of the year there are few visitors. Especially as folk had come not only for the Anzac memorial service in Moudros but there was also a large contingent of youth who’d come for an international youth handball competition, with teams from
other European countries! Portugal
Takis’ thoughts on this event
The spoils of war it could be gold,But those of soldiers is red and warm.
Who could repay a fraction lost
The rest of Life a broken rock?
|You can be sure that this film will be shown on Australian TV this weekend.|
We came back across the water
After the most dreadful slaughterMany to die here
Many now lie here.
Oi Aussie, Oi Aussie, we're no jerksWe could have easily thrashed the Turks
Now we bask in such great glory
As told to us - the Anzac story.
You may like to look at the Lemnos Friends of Anzac website that Tony and Despina Whitefield have set up: http://friendsofanzac.com.
And also their Facebook page that has lots of photos of the celebrations that have been going on in