Happy ANZAC day to all the Aussie and Kiwi bonnie owners on here. If you're riding today, have a great ride and be safe.
Well I think towards the end of WW2 they were fighting mostly in New Guinea and Malaysia because the Japanese were heading straight for Australia so, in that case at least, they were fighting directly for their own country. Of course that is not to deny their valiant efforts in France, the Middle East and elsewhere. Most of all let's not forget Vietnam - I just missed the callup on that one by the skin of my teeth.and they fought for the mother country...england
Very wet, but that was normal for anzac day....Cheers,won't be to much riding down here as its pouring rain,but I'll raise a glass for the fallenJ.B.
Of course they wouldn't mate. That's what it's all about. The freedom to do your own thing. To take off on your bike if you want, to have your own opinion and live your life your way. There are fewer freer things than having a ride on your bike.'m pretty sure that they wouldn't begrudge me having a ride day
been well known for decades the Gallipoli invasion was a complete stuff up by the British Generals.....not for one second denigrating the efforts of the poor soldiers who died , but the idiots who sent them there..."and they fought for the mother country...england...18 year old cannon fodder for the british generals" - 649
You need to put this in the context of the time. These incredible young blokes fought for their country and for freedom - rightly or wrongly that was the perception of the time and it was what the vast majority of the population of Australia believed in atthe time. The whole ANZAC thing has, for a minority, become an excuse for British Bashing and it's tedious. Canadians, English, Welsh, Australians, Scots, Indians South Africans and many others were at some time lions lead by donkeys. I am a Brit and proud of it. I am an Australian and proud of it. I hope that Australia becomes a Republic. However, please do not use history to manipulate the modern environment - it is actually an insult to the fallen in some ways.