Anzac Day : the band played Waltzing Matilda

by duncanr

Today Australia and New Zealand remember those who fought and died or were maimed in the service of their country

Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Turks during World War 1 but now acknowledges the debt owed to the dead and injured in all wars and campaigns since then

‘the band played waltzing matilda’ – written by Eric Bogle, a Scot who emigrated to Australia – was written to commemorate australian and new zealand gallipoli dead and injured but has a general message about the horror and futility of war affecting all nations, hence the footage of Canadian soldiers towards end of the video

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