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In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.  We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.  Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In…

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In…

A Coast Guardsman bows his head at the grave of a comrade. The Pacific, 1944. Getty image

Silhouetted in the golden glory of a Pacific sunrise, crosses mark the graves of American boys who gave their lives to win a small atoll on the road to the Philippines. A Coast Guardsman stands in silent reverence beside the resting place of a comrade.

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LEST you think it’s just another holiday for you to sleep in, party, or catch up with your readings, Anzac Day is a day of immense cultural significance in Australia.

Battle of Crete, May 1941: Members of the German Parachute Division pay their respects at the graves of comrades. Thanks to the stiff resistance by Allied soldiers and the local population, the German paras suffered disastrous casualties. After the battle, Hitler transferred the division to the land forces; the paras spent the rest of the war fighting as infantry.

Battle of Crete, May Members of the German Parachute Division pay their respects at the graves of comrades.

Maori Battalion in the desert WWII

Maori Troops in North Africa 1941 New Zealand's Maori soldiers performing a haka during World War II in North Africa.

Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought bravely for Queen and Country.

ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day Song. Australia remembers the sacrifice of the ANZACs at Gallipoli on April 100 years after the boats landed on Gall.

A British soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place in 1915.

1915 : A British soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place, Turkey

Battle of Peleliu WW II 9-15-1944--10-15-1944 The battle was officially known as Operation Stalemate II but the survivors still call it The Forgotten Battle. It was one of the last big Pacific battles of World War II and one of the bloodiest. Even the names associated with this small coral strip of land in the Palau islands sound hostile and discordant: Bloody Nose Ridge, the Pocket, Five Sisters, Five Brothers or the China Wall.

Skull and danger sign in combat area, Pelelu, Palau Islands, Oct 1944 /United States Marine Corps