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Thread #166503   Message #4004284
Posted By: JeffB
12-Aug-19 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: Correct location for historical song?
Subject: RE: Correct location for historical song?
Mrrzy - the historical problems with "The band played Waltzing Matilda" are in the lines referring to the landings at Suvla Bay, which is about 5 miles north of Anzac Cove where the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ANZAC)had landed some four months previously. In the first place, there were no Anzac troops at Suvla; there were all British and Irish. Secondly, they were not "butchered like lambs at the slaughter"; the landing was only lightly opposed, as indeed was the earlier Anzac Cove landing.