ANZAC DAY, 25 April – PANDEMIC 2020

Tomorrow, on ANZAC DAY, I will remember my father and his WWI and WWII mates with admiration and a grateful heart. To all the brave men and women who had put their life on the line so that we could live in freedom I say a big THANK YOU. This includes the veterans of recent wars.

I used to watch my father march, and when he passed away, I always watched the ANZAC MARCH on ABC TV.

This year, there won’t be any marches. The invisible enemy will keep us firmly in lockdown. Yet, ANZAC DAY will be celebrated, and we will be able to participate online. The spirit of ANZAC will live on forever and ever.


This book was published in 1918 and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The second edition was recently published. An E-book will soon be available too.

The back of the medals: 2 Russian St. George medals for bravery and “Albanska Spomenica” – the Albanian Commemorative Medal for the withdrawal of the Serbian Army through Albania

My father was 23  in 1916 when he got the Russian medals for bravery for giving first-aid under fire. Here’s an excerpt from the book:

When I asked him whether he was afraid, he simply said: ‘You just do your duty, you don’t think about danger to yourself’.  Then he paused and added: ‘Once, however, when a man next to me came down, and I saw his skull open up, brain spilling out, a thought occurred in my mind, “This could have been me…”.’  (Full Circle, First Edition, p 99)

He was lucky. He survived both world wars and lived to a ripe age of 101.

If you are interested, there’s a link on my Author Page at:

If you happen to purchase and read my book, and enjoy writing reviews, I would very much appreciate a short review. ❤

©Copyright 2020 Irina Dimitric


About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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5 Responses to ANZAC DAY, 25 April – PANDEMIC 2020

  1. ivor20 says:

    A wonderful tribute article Irana….Lest we forget….

  2. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou Bonsoir mon Amie IRINAS

    Rêve à des jours meilleurs , cela fait partie de notre vie

    Sourie , en pensant au bonheur

    Vie ces instants en écoutant parler ton cœur

    Ton ennuie s’effacera

    Ta vie reprendra des couleurs

    Dis toi que l’espoir ressemble à un fruit

    Si ce fruit est vert il n’a pas de saveur

    Ce fruit sera délicieux s’ il est mure , savoure le sur l’heure

    le Bonheur est à ce prix , pense à ces instants magiques

    Bonne journée ou soirée

    Bisous en toute Amitié


    Un petit bouquet de muguet qu’ il t’apporte bonheur au sein de ta demeure et partage le avec les tiens à l approche du 1 Mai

  3. Resa says:


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