To be Australian, is to be, feel and commemorate Anzac Day as a natural part of our psyche. My family and myself have always attended the dawn service and gun fire breakfast, after a usually very cold morning, and emotions of such appreciation to these wonderful diggers who gave their lives and still do today. A Century of Anzacs is one of those marvellous pictorial books that every home should own. From the beginning with The Colonial Wars(1840-1901), WW1, WW2, and right through to Iraq and Afghanistan today it tugs at the heartstrings as well as giving the factual information of each. The introduction given by the Honorable Paul Keating ( former Prime Minister 1991 - 1996). Lets all do our part to commemorate this years Anzac Day on April 25th.
Official Blurb - The ANZAC tradition was forged on the killing fields of Gallipoli in 1915 and the legend grewthroughout the decades at places such as Tobruk, Singapore, Kokoda and Long Tan. A CENTURY OFANZACS is a pictorial history of Australia's involvement in more than a hundred years of war, conflictand peacekeeping, starting with colonial wars in New Zealand and South Africa in the 1800's, right up toour modern peacekeeping roles in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.With introductions that provide an overview of each conflict in which Australia and New Zealand haveserved, A CENTURY OF ANZACS includes hundreds of rare and evocative images of courage, sacrificeand duty. The book is a tribute to the men and women who served their country in the past, and thepresent day soldiers and personnel who continue the ANZAC tradition on the international stage.