The Consulate General of Greece and the Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign,
kindly invite you to a public flag raising and star ceremony where we will solemnly commemorate
The 77th Anniversary of OXI (NO) DAY 1940
and the gallantry and sacrifice of more than 34,000 Anzacs who served with distinction in the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign.
Date: Friday, October 27th, 2017 Venue: Northern Steps of the Anzac Memorial Hyde Park South
Time: Ceremony will commence 4pm sharp and conclude 5pm
Keynote Speaker: Mr Brad Manera, Senior Historian | Curator | Anzac Memorial
This is also the last public event of Consul-General Dr Stavros Kyrimis organized by the Consulate of Greece.
Historian Dr Maria Hill explains that World War II Anzacs - many of whom had fought at Gallipoli - were not allowed to wear a special service medal awarded to them by Greece until the 1990s. Dr Hill is the author of 'Diggers and Greeks', and has started an online petition to have diggers' service in Greece recognised.
Published on Apr 24, 2012. Source: YouTube. WorldNewsAustralia
From Series: ANZAC Australians in World War Two (10 of 26)
Created in the memory of "ANZAC", some of the most heroic, touching, memorable, heart wrenching and just plain amazing war pictures you'll ever see are captured on this historically significant documentary series. Produced in 1961 using film shot by official war photographers provided by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, this 26 part series covers every major campaign the Australian troops were involved in during the war years – 1939 to 1945. Introduced by former World War Two pilot, Bud Tingwell, "ANZAC" provides us with more than just a record of Australia's role in the Second World War. It leaves us with a legacy of images portraying the terrible realities of life and death on the front line. Lest we forget. Produced and Directed by Alex Ezard ; Produced by Artransa Park Television, Sydney Australia
Published on Jan 16, 2016. Source: YouTube.
Source: YouTube. Peter Ewer
World War II veterans have marked 71 years since the 'second Anzacs' were sent on what some call a suicide mission to Greece and Crete.
Published on May 20, 2012. Source: YouTube. WorldNewsAustralia
World War II veteran Roye Hammad shares his memories of the Battle of Crete before he and his colleagues left NZ to commemorate the battle's 70th anniversary.
Uploaded on May 15, 2011. Source: YouTube. nzherald.co.nz