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Remembrance Day

IMG_1759Although not as widely celebrated as ANZAC Day, November 11 is still recognized as a day we remember.

We not only remember World War I veterans, but those who fought in every war of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

After the gigantic success of Halloween, we wanted to focus on something more sombre.

We put together the giant poppy displayed in the shop window and rounded up books on war related topics for the display. Novels and history books, diaries and biographies; it is amazing how many books there are on this subject.

Some of these include:
The Great War, by Les Carlyon
A thick hardback detailing the battle of Passchendaele and how it effected Australians.

The Western Front Diaries, by Jonathan King
Another thick hardback uses diaries and letters to tell personal, first-hand accounts of the battles on the Western Front.

Cobbers: Stories of Gallipoli 1915, by Jim Haynes
Stories and poems about the Gallipoli campaign; personal accounts and evocative tales from those who lived through it.

We owe our freedoms to the men and women who fought on our behalf across the last hundred years. We are both thankful and proud to show our support in this small way.

Jo
ARH

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