On Saturday 25 1915 New Zealand and Australian soldiers got ready to fight in Gallipoli, Turkey. We have Anzac day to remember 1800 who died for our country.
Today we went to church, each of the classes had different poppies. When church were finished we went to where Mary stood. Fiapo and I got ready to read.
After we read we put the New Zealand flag over the white crosses. Later on that day we learned about ‘Simpson and the donkey.’
Simpson worked with the ambulance. They didn’t have ambulance back then so they used donkeys. Simpson was very kind to donkeys and so the donkeys were good to Simpson. Simpson used to put the injured soldiers on the donkeys to take the soldiers back.
When the New Zealand and Australian soldiers got to Anzac cove some of them knew they would die so they ran covering their faces so if they got shot they would know who died.
One day a soldier found a turtle in the trenches and kept it as a pet. When the soldier came back he saw the other soldiers eating the turtle.
The youngest Anzac was James Charles. He went to war when he was only fourteen. There was a nursing home with 1000-bed called ‘The poppy Inn.”
Sometimes when the turks are running to the Anzac they stepped on landmines and die. Some donkeys that go to Gallipoli comes from Greece.
Lots of soldiers write letters to their relatives or loved-ones. I think Anzac day is a great story of battle for our country.