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ANZAC DAY..Australia...2013.

ANZAC DAY..Australia...2013.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand,
originally commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour
the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those
who served and died in military operations for their countries.....

Dead Man's Penny...
The Dead Man's Penny is a commemorative medallion which was presented
to the next-of-kin of the men and women who died during World War One. The bronze medallion features an image of Lady Britannia surrounded by two dolphins (representing Britain’s sea power)
and a lion (representing Britain) standing over a defeated eagle (symbolising Germany).
Around the outer edge of the medallion are the words ‘He died for freedom and honour’.
Next to Lady Britannia is the deceased soldier’s name, with no rank provided to show equality in their sacrifice. The Dead Man’s Penny was accompanied by a letter from King George V, stating ‘I join with my grateful people in sending you this memorial of a brave life given for others in the Great War’.

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smacomber15-Sep-2013 06:14
Great Commemorative Bob. Thank you for sharing. V
Larry Umthun15-Aug-2013 00:29
Nice detail!
alfredo camba jr.11-Jun-2013 02:49
Very nice and interesting image! V
Barry S Moore30-Apr-2013 23:54
Very well presented. A wonderful tribute to valour and sacrifice. Lest we Forget.
Tom LeRoy28-Apr-2013 12:25
A beautiful medallion, excellent color and focus. Such interesting information too. V
Pierre27-Apr-2013 18:52
Une image tout en détails et parfaitement nette! V
Roy Hill27-Apr-2013 15:47
Awesome. Love the detail ! V
Peggy W27-Apr-2013 12:16
Great details~ wonderful tribute to what sounds like a great day...
Graeme27-Apr-2013 10:39
Excellent close up details, Bob.V
SLC_Images26-Apr-2013 19:09
Great close-up capture and nice warmth to the coin. Plus the great explanation! VT!!
John Hamers26-Apr-2013 10:30
Beautiful image and interesting information !!V
irena26-Apr-2013 07:18
Beautiful presentation. V
Karen Stuebing25-Apr-2013 21:24
Fantastic capture of the penny and a wonderful tribute. V.
Helen Betts25-Apr-2013 16:52
Excellent detail and presentation of the medallion. A lot of Australians and New Zealanders come to Turkey (where my newspaper is based) to honor the day. V.
bill friedlander25-Apr-2013 16:01
A beautiful medallion and wonderfully photographed! Thanks for the information. V
Yvonne25-Apr-2013 11:48
How very special this penny is, beautifully presented Bob! v
Blandine Mangin25-Apr-2013 11:24
very nice detail ! v
Martin Lamoon25-Apr-2013 05:56
Great bit of history. V
John Reynolds25-Apr-2013 05:36
Well captured and thanks for the interesting background. V.
joseantonio25-Apr-2013 04:15
Lovely capture and interesting presentation.V.
Mike H.25-Apr-2013 02:18
Wonderful presentation, Bob -- glad I got to see this medallion and learn about your memorial day!!
Sheila25-Apr-2013 01:53
A very interesting commentary and a wonderful image of the medallion.
Simon Chandler25-Apr-2013 00:54
Excellent capture. Excellent info. v
Jean Chiasson25-Apr-2013 00:03
Great exposure and rich tones Bob vote
laine24-Apr-2013 23:18
This is a lovely way to commemorate the Diggers, Bob. I love this day and all that it stands for and it's heart warming to hear crowds at dawn services are growing in number each year.
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