Gallipoli Anzac Day Tours

Gallipoli Anzac Day Tours The best that the War Memorial can do at the moment is a ”composite replica badge … struck to commemorate those who served at Gallipoli from April to December 1915”,

Commemorative Gallipoli ring from The Bradford Exchange. Anzac Day Turkey
Or one can buy a ”Gallipoli Lone Pine cotton pouch” full of shavings from a fallen branch of the Lone Pine tree, or a wooden notepad holder, or pen, or trinket box , or even a two-up set carved from this fallen branch. The branch that fell was of some size, but I am beginning to think that Lone Pine tree relics are going to end up somewhat like relics of the True Cross – with enough wood to build an ark. Anzac Tours Gallipoli

These tawdry AWM ”souvenirs” of a great battlefield are not good enough. Not enough to give a person a warm ”Gallipoli experience”, let alone to imbue them with that spirit of patriotism, selfless sacrifice, endurance, concern for one another, courage in the face of adversity, and unquestioning obedience to orders that the centenary is apparently all about. Gallipoli Anzac Day Tours