Friday, April 24, 2015

Great War Anniversaries

The war really got in its groove in 1915, becoming a never-ending nightmare that sent us down a century of war, and it is still not over. Today, April 24 marks the centennial of the beginning of the Armenian massacre. Pick your number, but the dead easily numbered more than a million Christians murdered by Turkish Muslims. This atrocity is where we got the word, Genocide. April 25 is ANZAC Day, the centennial of the attempt by the Allies to reach Russia via the Dardanelles. The Turks were on the high ground, and the disastrous result is the stuff of legends. There is a wealth of information about both of these nightmares on the internet, and after looking at them for several evenings, I am going to link this one from the History Channel, and this one from World Net Daily. You will find more than you can stand to read if you do a few searches.

The final ANZAC  survivor of the Gallipoli campaign passed away in 2002.

1 comment:

Merle Morrison said...

Thanks for this post.