Tag Archives: Gallipoli

Lest we forget

Perhaps I’m missing something, but I want no part of the predictable pantomime being played out around the 100th Gallipoli commemoration. The RSA sanctioned chocolates in the shape of helmets are the tackiest manifestation of ANZAC fever (is the mint fillingĀ supposed to be brains?) The joint use of ANZAC mythology by Prime Minister Key and […]

Turkish genocide denial and Gallipoli day

In an earlier post from 2012 I discussed the uncomfortable connection between the Armenian Genocide and Gallipoli Day and the notable silence in Australia and New Zealand surrounding both the genocide and its denial by Turkey. With the 100th commemoration of Gallipoli less than 18 months away I questioned whether this was because Australian and […]

The Armenian Genocide and ANZAC Day

Every year on the 25th of April, New Zealand and Australia commemorate ANZAC day. This day was chosen as it was the first day of the ill fated Gallipoli campaign of 1915, the ill conceived and executed attempt to wrest the Dardanelles from Turkish hands. Most New Zealanders are not aware of horrifying and brutal […]