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Some of my most treasured items

Article about: Gday Gent's Insignificant items to some,treasures to me. The small stones are from ANZAC Cove in the Dardanelles,They came off the beach where Australia's young men went ashore during our fi

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    Gday Gent's
    Insignificant items to some,treasures to me.
    The small stones are from ANZAC Cove in the Dardanelles,They came off the beach where Australia's young men went ashore during our first major conflict (obviously not the actual pebbles).Until then Australia's manhood was relatively untested in battle.
    The rifle projectile and piece of shrapnel come from the Somme battlefield.
    Australia's contribution and sacfifice in the battles of the Western Front 1916-18 is now legend.
    A nation was forged together (we were a nation but 13 years old in 1914)and earnt respect from the power's of the old world due to these actions.We were no more just a colony of Great Britian but a nation in our own right.
    Treasures to me.

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    Thanks for looking and have a great day.

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    I have some bags of sand somewhere from some of the Normandy beaches, also a piece of re-bar from the smashed bunkers at pointe du hoc. I really like little bits like this

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    It's the physical connection to the place in which they came that I enjoy.
    That and I'm a toucher and rubber hay

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    The connection to the place of origin, knowing where it came from and that it has special meaning for you, that is something you can't just go out and buy. Special bits from special places, that's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    And thank you for looking and understanding Roger.
    Good on ya.

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    Very nice....I have sand from Gallipoli, and an Italian flag captured at Tobruk by an Australian officer

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    Most cool AMTG.
    Would love to see the flag mate for sure, if possible.
    Have you ever read Chester Wilmot's "Tobruk 1941",first published in 1944 and a first hand account of the siege.
    Quality reading mate.
    Have a good one.

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    Fantastic stuff mate, I also love these sorts of items and have collected a few bits and pieces like this. Completely understand why you treasure them.

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    Cheers Dave
    Good on ya mate.

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    Ditto - Just knowing where these bits came from and what went
    on there years ago make them special. They would be
    treasures to me as well.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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