It is 100 years since the ANZACS stepped ashore at Gallipoli. I've been watching movies and real life videos set in and of that time. What astounded me beyond belief was the hand to hand combat that our men faced during that battle. It cannot have been easy for the soldiers to climb out of those trenches and come face to face with the enemy with only a rifle with a bayonet sticking out of the end of it. Their bravery and their dedication to serving their country is extraordinary. The ANZACS paid the ultimate price and since then others, too, have lost their lives serving on foreign shores.
Our Australian soldiers are second to none. They are brave, well-trained and are ready and willing to leave our shores at a moment's notice aware they may never see Australian soil again. I am proud of our soldiers. We will remember them always. Lest we forget.