posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 08:17 PM
reply to post by 15900
Last time anyone tried that, we spent the next 90 years listening to Australians whinge (even though they lost less than the other nations
Strange, I've never heard an Australian whinge in my years here about Gallipoli. Considering it was a complete cluster f**k by a UK military leader,
I'd say we were within our right to complain too.
Infact, Australia and New Zealand CELEBRATE their history on ANZAC day, which is purely set because of our defeat on that day. We look at that day
with pride and respect, not because we lost but because when we were asked, we stood up and took a beating for the greater good. We proved ourselves
ready, willing and able to fight against a stronger enemy on his territory!
respect is earned, Australia and New Zealand earned it.
Decency and common sense is free, clearly some are yet to acquire it.
Also, we infact lost the 3rd most in that battle (consider we had a population of 5million and the UK 45million) I'd say we earned our right to stand
up for ANZAC and Gallipoli!
New Zealand 2,721
British India 1,358
– Newfoundland 49
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