Friday, 1 May 2015

ANZAC Day Writing


About ANZAC poppies and where they grow:
Poppies grow in Flanders Field, Waregem, Belgium. The red or Flanders poppy has been linked with battlefield deaths since the time of the Great War (1914–1918). The plant was one of the first to grow and bloom in the mud and soil of Flanders Field.  

The ANZAC Poem:
This is a poem written by John McCrae:
In Flanders Field the poppies blow,
Between crosses row on row,
That mark our place; in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Field.

When did WW1 start and finish?:
The Start of WW1 was 25 April 1914 when the soldiers landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It finished on 11 November 1918.

The Food and Drink:
The Food were: Bully Beef, Hardtack, Rice and sometimes they would get things like chocolate and cake and other stuff that they don’t usually eat.
The Drinks that they got was mostly water but on special occasions the would have beer and other drinks.

NSL: Create links between my paragraphs and include maps, diagrams and photos to support my writing.


  1. That is very interesting Griffin - what do you think about the food that the soldiers had to eat? From Mum

  2. This is very interesting Griffin. I really like the poem. It must have been a hard time for everyone involved. Aunty Leanne

  3. This is a very emotional poem Griff. You have done very well.
    I hope you get to visit Gallipoli one day. Grandma


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