Today was ANZAC day. I didn't leave the house today (and no TV remember) so I didn't see any of the parades, etc.
On Saturday night I fell asleep on the train and ended up in Newcastle (again). I had to wait until 5:30am for one coming back, and it didn't get back to Epping until about 7:45am. Since it was late enough in the day for people to be up, there were quite a few old men walking around wearing their medals. I'm not sure what they were up to on Sunday, but I guess they had stuff on, because they were out in force.
Seeing old men wearing medals always makes me sad.
I was just wondering what movie (or book) the following conversation is from. I know it's famous, and about Australian soldiers (in Vietnam I think?), but the rest of the details aren't coming to me. It goes something like this:
First Soldier: D'ya reckon we're doin' much good here mate?
Second Soldier: Nup.
First Soldier: Well, why are we here then?
Second Soldier: Everyone's got to be somewhere mate, and you're here, so you'd better get used to it.
"The Odd Angry Shot" Vietnam, 1967 and the Australian SAS are sent to Assist the American Forces. Starring Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves and Graeme Blundell and Directed by Tom Jeffrey. "Everyone's got to be somewhere, and you're here, so you better get used to it."