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Many aeroplanes, many aeroplanes…!
It is an overcast late afternoon at Maleme airfield in Crete. The place is packed with local Greeks. They are here for the annual service to remember the Battle of Crete. Included is a re-enactment of the day in 1941 … Continue reading
Posted in Cultural Renewal, NZ History Tagged ANZAC, Battle of Crete, Crete, Ewen McQueen, Maleme airfield, NZ in Greece WW2, NZ military campaigns 1 Comment
We fought for them. They fought for us.
It was a sunny blue morning. But the skulls had bullet holes in them. They were in a glass case within a monument above the village of Sfakia on the south coast of Crete. The plaque noted they had been … Continue reading
Posted in Cultural Renewal, NZ History Tagged ANZAC, Crete, Ewen McQueen 2 Comments
A time to fight – Galatas remembered
Today the road to the village square was quiet. Seventy-eight years ago it was a cacophony. The thud of boots, smashing glass, a clattering tank. The latter roared its way up this narrow lane between the houses. Behind it a … Continue reading
Posted in Cultural Renewal, NZ History, Spiritual Renewal Tagged ANZAC, Crete, Ewen McQueen, Galatas, Howard Kippenberger 1 Comment
Aussies will fight terrorism – will we?
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot announced today that special forces troops and fighter jets would be deployed to fight ISIS in Iraq. The decision was made after a request for help from the US and was fully supported by the … Continue reading