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    ANZAC day

    “They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe.” This is the staunch reality for the 416 809 who went to war between the years of 1914 and 1918. This mere number was around one tenth of Australia’s population at the time. 60 000 of those enlisted died; 156 000 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner and of those that returned, many would suffer from the effects for the rest of their lives. World War 1 remains the most deadly and costly battles…