AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  carlton davis, iNordette Adams, iJack Harney, iFrank Whyte, iJeff Ovall, iVenkataraman Gopalakrishnan, iGeorge Wallach, i

  Home > War > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Paul 'yogi' Nipperess BMin

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 179 Titles
· 220 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Nov, 2002

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Paul 'yogi' Nipperess BMin Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Paul 'yogi' Nipperess BMin, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



Featured Book
Cipher
by Regis Schilken

A Pittsburgh college student vows to uncover how a young female student plummeted to her death off an apartment roof deck...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



ANZAC salute .....
by Paul 'yogi' Nipperess BMin   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2005

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Paul 'yogi' Nipperess BMin

Nukes issues become nasty .....
Reconciliation and urban ministry, today ... :)
in today's email 23122008 ... :)
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2009 ..... :)
in today's email 17122008 ... :)
in today's email 05122008 ... :)
Matthew 13:47-50 Bible lesson ...
           >> View all

ANZAC DAY is commemorated on 25th April every
year to remember our fallen heroes, at Anzac
Cove, Gallipoli ... 25th April 1915 ......

..... and the ANZAC spirit lived on, reflected in this
poem from Outward Bound No 1 ... a journal printed on the
Queen Elizabeth on Anzac Day 1941, as the next wave of
Anzacs were being transported in a huge convoy,
from Australia to World War 2, in the Middle East:

ORDNANCE LAMENT

We are not really soldiers
We are only make believe
They gave us all a rifle
Our conscience to relieve
Our ship was built for pleasure
For folk of the idle class
We'll give them back their blinking ship
For just one shore leave pass.

- A77
Outward Bound No 1
AT SEA: ANZAC DAY April 25th, 1941.

-----

..... and after they had been fighting for 18 months,
the Anzac spirit was stiil going strong:

DOWN AT EL ALAMEIN

The lights on the desert so quiet and serene
The troops moving up in an endless stream
The barrage all set for 22:15

Down at El Alamein

The guns opened fire again and again
The object was gained by 4 am
The Afrika Corps will rest no more

Down at El Alamein

And when this War is a memory
And gunners are gunmen no more
We will remember the desert for many a day
The Aussies, the Kiwis all in the fray.

Down at EL Alamein.


- Anonymous.

-----

Above poems are excerpts from an airman's book (my Dad),
"Through the Eyes of the Harasser", documenting
the activities and movements of the Aussie
450 Squadron ... "The Desert Harassers".

-----

A salute to the "simple men of simple faith, who
set out to fight for a Great Ideal."

happy days

yogi

Web Site: ANZAC DAY


Reader Reviews for "ANZAC salute ....."


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/24/2005
Oh this brought tears to my eyes...My Daddy was part of this war too..and he told us so many stories...and I remember "EL Alamein" sso well...it was a big part of his battle to survive....thanks for sharing this Yogi....yesterday should've his birthday he would've been 81 years if still alive...but he died Oct 26, 1998

Love Tinka
Popular War Articles
  1. Thank You for Your Service--Book Review
  2. Patriotism & Remembrance
  3. Leading Us To War
  4. Centenary of a Needless Bloodbath
  5. Marines Urinating
  6. ARE YOU A PATRIOT ?
  7. The Ritchie Boys
  8. WAR

Women at War by Rosemarie Skaine

Women at War presents historical and present-day information on women in combat. Also in ebook:978-0-7864-8173-6..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Female Suicide Bombers by Rosemarie Skaine

Photographs, appendices, notes, bibliography, glossary, index, softcover, $35...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.