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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

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Rembetika for the Anzacs - A Great Night!

Photo Jim Claven 2016

Last Thursday Melbourne's Achaean Community in association with the Greek Anzacs group organised a great function of music and displays in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the battle of Crete and Greece in 1941.
Photo Jenny Krasopoulaki 2016
Music was provided by Byron Triantafylidis and his ensemble. And the food and hospitality was excellent at White Rose Receptions in Thornbury.
Greek Anzacs supplied a photographic presentation highlighting some of the most memorable images from 1941, when the Anzacs came to defend Greece.
Photo Dina Gerolymou 2016

Each table was numbered with a card representing an Anzac unit or ship that served during the campaign - well done Paul Sougleris!
Photo Jim Claven 2016
 I supplied a photographic wall display at the entrance - featuring photographs of the Anzacs in Greece - from Lemnos and Thessaloniki, to Corfu and the mainland and Crete - across both world wars.

Ms Jenny Krasopoulakis looks at our display. Photo Jenny Krasopoulaki 2016
On behalf of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee I set up an information table, with our lovely commemorative badges and posters for sale.
It was a very enjoyable night and much discussion was had on how we can continue to build awareness of the Hellenic link to Anzac throughout the community.
Cr Jim Grivokosopoulos with the 75th program. Photo Dina Gerolymou 2016
The program of events commemorating the 75th was also available on the night - showing that this is only the beginning of a year of important commemorations.
Below are some other photographs from the night.
Our great host for the night, Lee, on right! Photo Paul Sougleris 2016

Thanks to Lee Andrikopoulos and all involved for a great night.
Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee
Photo Jenny Krasopoulaki 2016

Photo Jim Claven 2016
Photo Jim Claven 2016

Photo Jim Claven 2016

Photo Jim Claven 2016

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