The Great War was as significant for 'the Dominions' (as they were then called) as it was for Great Britain. Proportionate to their populations, enormous contributions and sacrifices were made by British Empire forces, particularly from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa. I'm spending some time in Perth, Western Australia, where those contributions are marked with feeling and with style. These are a few impressions.....
Centre of Town
|Heroes of Gallipoli|
and Somme remembered
|Returned and Services League|
HQ in Central Perth
In beautiful surroundings on the escarpment that overlooks Perth's King's Park has much to remind visitors of WW1.
Contributions to the Boer War (sic) and WW1 are situated along the stunning avenue of lemon scented Eucalyptus trees on Fraser Drive.
Main War Memorial
Particularly moving is a beautiful avenue of gums planted by the nearest and dearest of some of those who died on the Western Front - Fromelles, Pozieres, Amiens.....
|A position not unlike that faced, in reverse|
by the ANZACs at Gallipoli
|Moving post-war words from Ataturk|