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Watching Gallipoli, the miniseries

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MMH

 

The Rising Sun has changed over the years and there is in fact seven versions of the badge from 1902 til the present.

 

I will try and post here the full collection for you.

 

At Gallipoli they were probably wearing the 4th version which came out in 1904 (the next was 1949

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You will notice the crown changes between the first 4 and the last three.

 

Bonus points if you know whyB)

 

By the way if you click on the above image, a couple of times, you can get it to enlarge.

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3 hours ago, Major Crimes said:

You will notice the crown changes between the first 4 and the last three.

 

Bonus points if you know whyB)

 

By the way if you click on the above image, a couple of times, you can get it to enlarge.

First (bottom) three were king’s crown, more recent for the queen.

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11 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

First (bottom) three were king’s crown, more recent for the queen.

 

The bonus points are all yours:D If your ever in Australia I owe you a beer.

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18 hours ago, Major Crimes said:

 

The bonus points are all yours:D If your ever in Australia I owe you a beer.

I woulda had it if I could stay up that late. :lol:

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3 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Do New Zealand Forces use the same device?

No. 
 

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2 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Before watching the mini series I rewatched the much earlier Mel Gibson movie. That movie would have you think the Turks had no casualties.

 

 

True. Casualties were about even. Slightly more dead on the Turk side. A disastrous mess any way you look at it. 
 

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8 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Do New Zealand Forces use the same device?

 

5 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

No. 
 

 

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This is for the total campaign:

British Empire:
160,790 (31,389 killed)[11]
3,778+ died of disease
90,000 evacuated sick[7]
French Third Republic France:
27,169 killed, wounded or missing
deaths from disease: unknown
20,000 evacuated sick


Total: 302,000 (46,000 killed)[11]

Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire:
56,643 killed
97,007 wounded or injured
11,178 missing or PoW
69,440 evacuated sick[12]
21,000 died of disease[7]


Total: 250,000

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_campaign

 

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The drip rifles were set up to cover the last night of the retreat from ANZAC Cove.

 

As the last troops were leaving a trench they would punch a small hole into the top tin and some time later the rifle would fire, there was no one left to reload it.

 

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H19321/

 

 

 

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