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Posted 5 months ago

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vetraio50
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April 25 is ANZAC DAY.

A day of remembrance, ANZAC DAY is probably the most important national occasion for both Australia and New Zealand.

Originally 25 April every year was to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, and Tonga. These days it has a broader significance and commemorates all those who have served their country in conflict since Gallipoli.

This is a PC from the Maude Lankester collection. This card was ubiquitous in its time. These days it is a highly collected item:

Australia picture postcard (Harry J. Weston drawing) showing Wounded Soldier with rifle and bandage on head and World War 1 Patriotic message "He'll be home soon, sick and wounded, give him a Helping Hand", unused.

New South Wales - Post Card - Divided

Weston, Harry J. (Harry John) (1874-1938) aka Arry Weston.

Arry was a cartoonist, painter, commercial artist and architect. He was born in Hobart, Tasmania. He was originally articled to an architectural firm in Launceston but later became a staff artist on the Launceston Examiner (1896-98). He exhibited with the Launceston Art Society in 1898. That year he left Launceston for health reasons and made his way to Melbourne, where he designed posters for Dunlop Rubber and Boomerang Brandy with Lionel Lindsay and Blamire Young.

He exhibited with the Victorian Artists’ Society in 1902-4 and was a member of the Prehistoric Order of Cannibals, a Melbourne Bohemian sketch club of the 1890s that included the Lindsays, the Dysons, Hugh McCrae and Max Meldrum.

Weston moved to Sydney c.1905 where he remained for the rest of his life. He established his own advertising agency, a sketching school and exhibited with the NSW Society of Artists.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 months ago
    Thanks for the history lesson... never knew this. Happy ANAZC day
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks KERRY!
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    This is amazing and great history!!!!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks PHIL!
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    Your very welcome Kevin!! :)
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  8. inky inky, 5 months ago
    Perfect post!....:-)
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks INKY! Hoped you would concur!
  10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 months ago
    Wasn't that the misguided strategy that cost Churchhill that cost him his post in the admiralty?
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Indeed it was BLUNDERBUSS!
    Mind you it is the subject still of much discussion:

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/gallipoli-was-not-churchills-great-folly-20110413-1ddzb.html
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    "Nearly a century later, Australians, New Zealanders, and Turks all regard the conflict at Gallipoli as a central event in their modern history. Like Gettysburg, Gallipoli is shared sacred ground that unites former enemies and marks a pivotal moment in their past. “Those countries all date their existence to that battle,” says Australian National University historian Bill Gammage."

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/american_military_history/2013/11/the_battle_of_gallipoli_winston_churchill_mustafa_kemal_and_the_battle_that.html
  13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 months ago
    Thanks for the reminder of the blunders of those who are later considered heroes. I'm no strategist nor have to use hind-site to have seen the error of that campaign. Churchill was disgraced & I need to research how he made his come-back during WWII. My opinion is that he, Stalin & Hitler were cut from the same cloth & wanted to be masters of the world. The U.S. came in when both sides were worn out in both wars & then claimed they won both wars & came out the questionable "masters". A real study of details of history & the records tell what the true story. It's a shame that the winners always get to write the history books. This might not be a welcome comment, of course.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    You are welcome to express it here, mate!
  15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 months ago
    Thank you vetraio50. I had a few more comments that I hesitated to express as I knew they wouldn't be accepted well considering the propaganda & brain-washing so common today. History books tell the winning sides story, but the records often tells the truth.
  16. pops52 pops52, 5 months ago
    Great posting, thanks for sharing with us!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks POPS 'n FORTAPACHE!
  18. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
    Lest we forget
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks KAREN 'n MIKELV too!
  20. toracat toracat, 5 months ago
    He may be sick and wounded but looks 10 X tougher than Me!! Great post card!!!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks MARTY 'n DON too!
  22. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Super interesting V! Such a nasty conflict. Guess there are no good ones though.
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks BRACKEN3 'n AMBER too!
    A defining moment for us in Oz!
  24. Budek Budek, 5 months ago
    Wonderful post, Kevin. Thank You!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks GEO, ANTIQUES IN NJ, GARGOYLECOLLECTOR, ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME 'n TONINO too!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks AIMATHENA!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks NADIA!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks TOM!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks FLEDERMAUS!
  30. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 5 months ago
    Thanks for the education, funny as well because April 25 is my birthday!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Well Happy Belated Birthday then!
    Thanks again.
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks GARY, ANTIQUES IN NJ 'n HEDGWALKER too!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks HO2CULTCHA!

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