On the ANZAC legend

Jack Comer-Hudson of Eleven Sharp shares his views on the ANZAC legend:

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On my way to school most days I pass the national war memorial, this year we will celebrate the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign but when do we stop remembering the sacrifice of those soldiers and begin to glorify what happened to them and trick ourselves into thinking that war was full of glory and what happened was something to be proud of.

Things change over 100 years, the truth and reality of what happened on the beaches of Gallipoli, a lot of what I hear in the media is that the fine men on New Zealand and Australia fought bravely and brought honour to our country and quite frankly this really worries me. Let me be frank, what happened to those on that campaign was nothing short of a tragedy. They were pressured to fight by society and were slaughtered by the thousands for very little effect on theā€¦

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