Saturday, January 28, 2006

Gallipoli documentary

0601 Gallipoli film poster
Originally uploaded by rooruu.

This is a brilliant documentary. The words of Turks, British, Australians, and to every soldier the greatest thing was home, family, and the terrible cost of war. Don't miss this one. I've chosen it for Photo Friday: Vanity because some of war is about vanity - the vanity of those in power who do not always use it wisely - while in other ways the unsung bravery and selflessness of the ordinary soldier is the utter antithesis of vanity. How, on one appalling day among many, did the second and third waves of Anzacs obey the order to go over the top, when they knew the first and second waves had met with annihilation?

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