As we commemorate ANZAC Day, let us not forget the Merchant Mariners who supplied the fuel, food, and military supplies for the much-needed war effort.
During the conflict of World War II of a total of 55,882 Allied merchant seamen, 25,864 died as a direct result of Axis naval and air forces.
“They shall grow not old as we are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”
“LEST WE FORGET”
RLB – Tomewriter