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Could any one out there please tell me the poem that was quoted at the end of the TV series ANZACS!

I have tried all over the net to no avail!

Cheers Colin <_<

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Colin

Does it contain the Ode of Remembrance (at the going down of the sun..............) ?

If so it's a 7 verse poem called "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon. This poem is read as part of ANZAC Day commemorations all over AUS / NZ.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/for_the_fallen

Best wishes

Sotonmate

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Colin

The website ref I quoted has been obscured by the underlining of it by this site !

The part For_The_Fallen is the important link.

Sotonmate

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Unless it's this one. I think it's quoted somewhere in there as well.

Back

By Wilfrid Gibson

They ask me where I've been,

And what I've done and seen.

But what can I reply

Who know's it wasn't I,

But some one just like me,

Who went across the sea

And with my head and hands

Killed men in foreign lands...

Though I must bear the blame,

Because he bore my name.

Tim L.

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Hi guys - just cheated and had a quick look at my DVD - any excuse to get the emotions stirred up!!

Colin - it was the 'Ode of Remembrance' that was quoted at the end of the episode.

Back in Australia, the townsfolk are unveiling their Memorial, and young Roly Collins is called upon to give the Ode. [the 4th verse of 'For the Fallen' as per Sotonmate's post]

A little earlier however, while still at the front, Roly & Kate are standing in the cemetery before the 8th Bn Memorial, and Kate reads from a piece of paper that Roly has with him - the poem 'Back' [as per Tim's post]

They both brought a tear to my eye - yet again!

Cheers, Frev

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