Sunday, April 25, 2010


Today's scene, marking ANZAC Day, shows an RNZAF Catalina in a rescue bid in the Pacific. Operated from 1943 onwards, a squadron of 56 did rescues, dropped supplies and troops into various war regions. A painting by Wallace Trickett.

ANZAC Day is Armed Forces Veterans Day in NZ and Australia and this year is the 95th anniversary of the futile and costly Gallipoli landing in Turkey ordered by Winston Churchill.

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