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allie kiwi BS: Gallipoli, offensive song? (39) RE: BS: Gallipoli, offensive song? 24 Jul 02


From the NZ perspective I know that for many people Gallipoli has been seen as a sign that it was not our war. Our men also died for 'someone elses cause'. It was the 'colonials' who were sent to some of the harshest battle grounds, who were seen as dispensible. When I listen to the song 'Gallipoli' sung by the Furey's, it reminds me that it was not just the ANZAC's and Turks, but other soldiers as well. And I sympathise.

I find it not offensive at all - it was not our war either. However, offensive to the British? Quite possibly. But then most patriotic songs can be seen as offensive to those on the other side.

Allie




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