Tag: Remembrance Day

The Flanders Poppy: A symbol of remembrance and sacrifice.

The history of the Flanders poppy goes back to the time of the Great War. Red poppies were among the […]

We should all see our memorials and cenotaphs, at least once in our lifetime.

  From an Australian perspective, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War on 11th […]

The Australian Perspective: Vietnam and The Battle of Long Tan.

The Vietnam War remains to this day, one of the most exhausting and controversial wars Australians have fought in. In […]

The Australian Perspective: The Fall of Singapore.

When a substantial British fleet failed to materialize in the Far East in late 1941, it was inevitable that Singapore […]

The Australian perspective: Afghanistan and the War on Terror.

It sometimes seems that ‘enemies’, unlike in traditional warfare fought by two distinct sides not long ago, have changed into […]

A Living, Breathing Lone Pine Monument in Australia.

The following article is a complimentary piece to this bloggers previous post entitled Gallipoli and Battle of Lone Pine (Australians […]

The Australian perspective: Gallipoli and the Battle of Lone Pine.

On the 28th of June 1914, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne saw the Balkans […]