Casuality : Over 80,000 Arab and Turkish soldiers were killed. Their wounded number was doubled Australian soldiers. Nearly 9,000 Australian soldiers lost their lives. About 140,000 allied troops were killed or wounded. Totall : Estimated casuality was nearly 400,000 on both sides.
In sociology, ANZAC was discussed in regard to a national identity. Our country, Australia always has been seeking for identity. In a critical analysis, this fight, in fact, the invasion of Turkey, has differentiated Australia from "mother" Britain in a socio-political aspect. As a result, it has formed nationalism. Subsequently, the social position and the rights of veterans might be publicly recognised.
However, the position of Indigenous soldiers, served women such as nurses and non-English speaking background people were invisible in respect of human rights and equality. The official recognition of their work has been delayed. Research is more needed to clarify the issues. Btw, please get surprised. When a tutor asked us, "Does anyone know about ANZAC?" in a tut, only me, this made-in-Japan Australian knew it. It shocked the tutor (... or we're having a peaceful society than ever? = It seems young people do not know about ANZAC).
"Did your father talk of war?" I asked the librarian.
"No. I think it was from post war trauma."
As far as I know few veterans speak of war experiences and keep a heavy silence. The two librarans' sons are serving right now. They are worried about precious sons' lives and safety. All of us agreed, "Against any war." My sketches made the librarians very happy. She added in a cheerful tone, "Great honour. My father should be very happy with your sketches. Blog it!" Thank you for your cooperation and warm cheers.
If I dare to explain my drawing theoretically, "value" is the key. In narrative, small settings are crucial, too. Did you realise that I changed the soldier's eye contact in colour from the black and white drawing? I made him more facing us straightly. Really a slight change though, it has made a mood. I always weigh on eyes in portraits. Or Friends, can you explain my painting features for me?? That'll be great and fun. I really appreciate your kind help!
Florek, S (2015) "Our Global Neighbours : Australia and Turkey at War."<http://australianmuseum.net.au/blogpost/science/our-global-neighbours-australia-and-turkey-at-war>Australian National Museum.