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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Monday, 7 March 2016

Skyros and the Anzacs - Another Hellenic Connection

Read my article about the Greek Island of Skyros and the Anzacs across two world wars.
Beautiful Skyros was involved in the Gallipoli campaign, transport ships and troops who couldn;t be accommodated at nearby Lemnos sailing here and practiciing for the coming landings.
On Skyros lies Rupert Brooke, the war poet, buried by an Anzac burial party in 1915.
And the people of Skyros helped Anzacs and other Allied soldiers escpae the Germans in WW2.Read about how a digger from East Malvern was helped to escape the Germans by local villagers and fishermen.
Another Hellenic link to Anzac.
Thanks to Neos Kosmos for printing the story.
Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee


 

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