SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1934. Volume 5. Number 3.
Twiddling the Dials — Listening In To Anzac Day
Twiddling the Dials
Listening In To Anzac Day.
Lest we forget. Australia, New Zealand Army Corps .... day of remembrance . . . supreme sacrifice . . . British Empire, barbaric Hun . . . and some there are that have no memorial.
Goddam these dirty buttons—what time's the parade P Poppies sixpence, sixpence. Company quick march ! Damned lot of nonsense. Will somebody pray for rain . . . Idonwanterparade ! Four flags on Mt. Victoria . . . Station 2YA Wellington we have been advised that owing to the rain, the parade this afternoon has been cancelled. Lest we forget. Yet our men had four years in filth and mud-holes. Lest we forget. We are gathered together here today—not to commemorate the glorious deeds of our boys at Gallopili, but to pay our tribute to all who made the supreme sacrifice for King and country . . . relief allocations reduced, and returned soldiers starving .... and when the boys come back again, New Zealand will be there. Lest we forget ! Ramsay MacDonald srys Disarmament problems must be tackled vigourously . . . lest we forget. . . . Burgess Watson will now address the school on the significance of Anzac Day—it is essential that we keep up our naval strength . . .God defend New Zealand. . . . Bramwell Scott says Christ was not a Pacifist . . . Peace on earth and good-will towards men ... I say, will Extrav. re-hearsal last all day? I have to go to a bridge party to-night . . . lest we forget . . . O Euripedes! . . . lest we forget . . .we've got science, we've got news ! . . .lest we forget . . .we few, we happy few,. we band of brothers.
Lord God of hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.