Programme for April 2015
115 YEARS of the GREEK-AUSTRALIAN ALLIANCE 1899-2014
This illustrated article traces the courage and sacrifice of so many during 115 Years of the Greek Australian Alliance.
"1915, 4th March – The first Anzacs landed on Lemnos island, in Moudros Harbour and were part of the largest armada ever assembled at that time. The island served as the main base of operations for the Gallipoli Campaign, including hospitals. In the waters around Lemnos and the island’s soil now rest over 220 Anzacs. The most famous Lemnian on Gallipoli was the donkey used by Simpson to rescue wounded Anzacs."
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Andrew Gillison – First Australian Chaplain to die at Gallipoli.
The convoy of nervous soldiers sailed towards ANZAC Cove. The plan was to storm the peninsula and defeat the Turks. This would help to speedily win the war. They had no idea what lay ahead.
Later in the day they transferred from their ships into smaller boats and proceeded to the shore. On reaching the beach, steep cliffs surrounded them and enemy soldiers were firing down on them from above. They were trapped. It was a disaster! It was a massacre! By the end of that day over 2000 ANZAC soldiers were dead or wounded.
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