The Ode and The Last Post: Remembering the Anzacs

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

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Corporal Matthew Creek of the Royal Military College Band plays The Last Post at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. The Last Post is one of a number of bugle calls in military tradition that mark the phases of the day. In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. It is also sounded at military funerals to indicate that the soldier has gone to his final rest and at commemorative services such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day….. Published on Apr 9, 2012



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Gallipoli casualties (not including illness)….

…….. from

Dead Wounded Missing & Prisoners Total
Ottoman Empire[5] 56,643 107,007 11,178 174,828
United Kingdom[228] 34,072 78,520 7,654 120,246
France[229] 9,798 17,371 27,169
Australia[230] 8,709 19,441 28,150
New Zealand[230] 2,721 4,752 7,473
British India[230] 1,358 3,421 4,779
Newfoundland[230] 49 93 142
Total Allies[228][230][229] 56,707 123,598 7,654 187,959



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