In the ninth episode of ‘A Letter From New England’ Steve Evans talks about Anzac Day and what it means to be a Welshman experiencing the commemorative day.
Steve’s first Anzac experience was in Melbourne where he encountered a group of drunk hooligans in the evening. This caused the experienced journalist to ask What is Anzac Day all about.
“Anzac Day is about more than remembering the dead,” he says.
“It is also a statement of Australian nationhood, a moment to symbolise Australian independence from Britain which had used it, taken its support, its provision of young men to fight its wars, for granted.”
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