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September 18, 2016

ANZAC DAY

Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Anzac Day falls on the 25th of April each year. The 25th of April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916. 'ANZAC' stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. With the coming of the Second World War, Anzac Day also served to commemorate the lives of Australians who died in that war. The meaning of Anzac Day today includes the remembrance of all Australians killed in military operations.

Battalion bugler playing the Last Post

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. The Last Post is one of a number of bugle calls in military tradition that mark the phases of the day.

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2 comments:

  1. Pocztówka ciekawa, choć nie do końca w moim guście. Ale z Australii to bym chyba z chęcią taką przygarnęła, bo byłaby czymś wyjątkowym w kolekcji na pewno ;)

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  2. Z ciekawością czytałam historię tej pocztówki. Jest bardzo ciekawym i jak myślę wyjątkowym okazem w Twojej kolekcji. Sama chętnie przygarnęłabym ją do swojej kolekcji. I ten mak jak pod Monte Cassino. Gratuluję pięknego okazu :)

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