April 25, 1950 (21st Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I join with the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew) in commemorating that famous day, April 25, at Gallipoli. I happened to land with the Australians and New Zealanders at Gaba Tepe on that day, and I well recollect the first two attacks on Egypt by the Turks and Germans in which engagement the New Zealanders and Australians took part.
I join in every word my good friend has said with respect to the contribution made by our sister dominions in that great struggle
of 1914-18. I am sure that if liberty is ever again at stake, all decent and free peoples will see to it that the free institutions given to the world, in the main by our people, will be maintained so that freedom may prevail in the days to come.

Topic:   ANZAC DAY
Subtopic:   COMMEMORATION OF SERVICES OF PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN TWO WORLD WARS
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