Tag Archives: World War II
Australian troops at work in the Tol Cemetery, Rabaul, 1945.

‘Fellows who gave their all’

Today, 25 April, is Anzac Day, the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand for  all  who’ve served and died in military operations for their countries. Originally, it marked the anniversary of the Allied landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, when Australians and New Zealanders, alongside other Commonwealth and Allied troops, fought […]

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The Big Lad, dressed as an air raid warden, blows his whistle.

Ready for Evacuation Day

The Big Lad’s P7 class is studying World War 2 at the moment, focusing on the Home Front at first. As the finale they’re having an Evacuation Day tomorrow at the local railway station where they’ll meet a train carrying children from another school. All the students will be in period costume. The Big Lad […]

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