Can you ever imagine what it would be like to be at Gallipoli? Well now you can when war was declared on the 5th of August 1914 many brave men enlisted thirsty for adventure, though once they got there war was nothing that they had ever imagined. Best mates Roy Martin and Wally Cardwell are in for a surprise that may hit them pretty hard when the Turks start bombing. They sail across sea’s to find a wrong landing, grey skies and grey land.
More lives lost, more friends lost this is a heart felt story that has been told with much effort.
I rate this book 4/5 stars because it has great language, it is very descriptive and I love the pictures. What I dislike about this book is I would make the writing a bit larger.
Recommended age: ages 9 and up
Author: Ruth Starke
Illustrator: Greg Holfeld
Anzac Day is special to me because it makes me remember who fought and died for their country to save it. The 25th of April is not a normal day it is a day to remember our amazing soldiers that had bravery and persistence. This Saturday it is important to remember those who went to the blood stained land to fight for us. It is breath taking, heart bursting and tear dropping to see a friend die in front of you but imagine those who saw 10s of thousands die in front of them. It is good that we remember what happened a hundred years ago but it is not just a hundred years ago it is a hundred years since loved ones, friends and others died to save their country. Lest We Forget!
This is what I think one of the paragraphs of for the fallen means.
They shall not grow old, for we that are left grow old
They will never get to grow old because they died and won’t be able to die old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years that condemn
They won’t worry about their age because they won’t be able to live to a old age.
The the going down of the sun and the morning. We will remember them
We will remember them for what they did for us and our country to save us. We will remember them always!