By David Metzenthen
A relocating and robust tale in regards to the which means of Remembrance Day, drawing at the Australian and Turkish conflict at Gallipoli
On the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of worldwide conflict I, David Metzenthen asks, "What is the real that means of remembering?" This is a powerful and relocating photograph publication for older readers concerning the "one minute's silence" saw in Australia on Remembrance Day, and what Gallipoli capability to Australians during this context. via exhibiting either side of the conflict—Aussie and Turk—he encourages readers to consider all those that have fallen, and by utilizing this iconic battle—one of the few to have introduced international locations nearer together—he indicates one other standpoint on Gallipoli. Michael Camilleri's remarkable illustrations improve the reader's experience.
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In one minute’s silence, can you imagine what the Turkish fighters felt when they knew they could hold the high ground … and the rain that lashed them felt like tears of joy. And can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, the moment when the bloodied Diggers finally reached the razored heights of Gallipoli where the Lone Pine grew… to see that the hazy Turkish horizon was as impossible to reach as a castle in the clouds. And you can imagine, in one minute’s silence, as the Turkish fighters stood strong and straight in their freezing trenches… that the dream they dreamed, of going home, circled like a dove that might soon settle in quietened hearts.
In one minute’s silence, you can imagine the Anzacs strengthening their front lines as if to fight through every hour of every day of the bitter Turkish winter… yet in secret they were preparing to leave the cliffs and beaches of Gallipoli seven days before Christmas in 1915. But can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, as the Turkish fighters looked down from the cliffs… that the Anzacs were binding their boots in cloth, leaving presents and notes, and rifles rigged to fire, and about to make their way down to the sea and the waiting ships.