In the spirit of Anzac, Our challenge this week is Just Add Mateship. With Anzac Day and Easter falling on the same weekend I think this challenge is particularly apt this week.
Anzac is the acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. This corps was created early in the Great War of 1914–18. In December 1914 the Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Expeditionary Force stationed in Egypt were placed under the command of Lieutenant General William Birdwood. Initially the term Australasian Corps was suggested, but Australians and New Zealanders were reluctant to lose their separate identities completely.
The Anzacs first saw action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The small cove where the Australian and New Zealand troops landed was quickly dubbed Anzac Cove. Soon the word was being used to describe all Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Eventually, it came to mean any Australian or New Zealand soldier.
In further wars and skirmishes the Anzacs have come together in friendship and in strength. They fought in Greece together and in Veitnam. Both wars looking out for their fellow Anzac.
The Anzac spirit is alive in well and transfers over to latest tragic events in NZ and Australia with both NZ and Australia sending forces to help in the Christchurch Earthquake and the Floods/fires in Queensland/Perth.
Australia and New Zealand have a fierce rivalry but we know who has each others back when times gets tough.
Much like any friend does.
Here is my submission this week. Ive been scrapbooking all weekend and so I thought Id just keep scrapping …
I cut the title with my bigz alpha dies in felt along with the blossom party die felt flower.
Have a look at the wonderful creations the Design Team have come up with here
and hope you play along with us this week.