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Capture: Sergeant Read's Gallipoli

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  • JacksonP,

    Thanks Jonathan. Difficult subject matter, and your selection gives a sense of the hardship and sacrifice.

    This time of year seems to raise a lot of question about how we commemorate wars, with appropriate acknowledgement of those who served, and balancing a modern world in which we have choices, often taken away from our grandparents.

    I’ve yet to watch it, but there was a lot of discussion about the dramatization of Archibald Baxter’s life in Field Punishment Number 1. Available through TVNZ On Demand. I anticipate it being hard viewing, especially judging by the real time reaction on twitter.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to JacksonP,

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    how we commemorate wars, with appropriate acknowledgement of those who served

    Yes – and the National Library archive is a great resource to help us do that. Just wanted to acknowledge that again.

    Anyway, a photo from tonight: Anzac eve at the cenotaph outside the Auckland War Memorial museum.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

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    Archibald Baxter, conscientious objector.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4316 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to steven crawford,

    Great image. A painting by Bob Kerr - more details on the Te Ara site, here, and details of the current exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery, featuring this and other paintings of Archibald Baxter's ordeal, here.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Anne M,

    Holy cow but that middle man in 'Tailors party in sap' looks like my Dad - and his father was in the Wellington Regiment.
    A good reminder to label one's photos
    Thank you for this

    Since Nov 2006 • 104 posts Report Reply

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