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1 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Jun 18, 2013 12:18:32pm

That song makes me cry every time.

So does this. Some people don’t care for Ataturk but this makes think well of him.

Image: Memorial-GallipoliQuote-s.jpg

2 Occam's Guillotine  Tue, Jun 18, 2013 1:17:42pm

This line (6:05) is especially haunting:

“Year after year, the old men disappear,
and someday noone will march there at all”

Last-known World War I combat veteran Claude ‘Chuckles’ Choules dies in Australia, aged 110 (May 5, 2011)

3 nines09  Tue, Jun 18, 2013 1:59:40pm

re: #1 Romantic Heretic

I never knew of that Memorial. If fathers taught less hate……

4 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jun 18, 2013 4:04:19pm

It’s probably one of the best anti-war songs. Hadn’t heard Liam’s version before. More familiar with the Dubliners’ and Pogues’ version but I enjoyed this as well.

5 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Jun 18, 2013 5:55:38pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

I’m nor sure it’s so much anti-war as, um, honest. It doesn’t romanticize what war is about.

But that’s enough to change people’s minds about war.

6 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jun 18, 2013 10:18:51pm

re: #5 Romantic Heretic

I’m nor sure it’s so much anti-war as, um, honest. It doesn’t romanticize what war is about.

But that’s enough to change people’s minds about war.

Yeah honest is a better way of phrasing it than anti war.

7 wrenchwench  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:28:39am

Eric Bogle is a world treasure. Here he is doing his own version of his song.

Youtube Video

Then go to the sidebar at YouTube and listen to more of his songs. Here’s a funny one.

Youtube Video


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