День АНЗАК - WW2 heroes - Original remembrance marching song.

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WW2 - Second World War 1939-45. Original modern day remembrance marching song.

Nearly a million Australians, both men and women, served in the Second World War. They fought in campaigns against Germany and Italy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa, as well as against Japan in south-east Asia and other parts of the Pacific. The Australian mainland came under direct attack for the first time.

In 1941, Australians fought in land and air campaigns in Egypt and Libya in North Africa. Three AIF divisions - the 6th, 7th and 9th - fought in those countries. Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships served in the eastern Mediterranean and in particular provided support to ground forces during the 'Siege of Tobruk' (April-December 1941 in Libya). Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) squadrons, as well as RAAF personnel serving with Royal Air Force units, provided air support against the Germans and Italians.

While Australia's major effort from 1942 onwards was directed at defeating Japan, thousands of Australians continued to serve with the RAAF in Europe and the Middle East. Athough more Australian airmen fought against the Japanese, losses among those flying against Germany were far higher. Australians were particularly prominent in Bomber Command's offensive against occupied Europe. Some 3,500 Australians were killed in this campaign, making it the costliest of the war.

Over 30,000 Australian servicemen were taken prisoner in the Second World War and 39,000 gave their lives. Two-thirds of those taken prisoner were captured by the Japanese during their advance through south-east Asia within the first weeks of 1942. While those who became prisoners of the Germans had a strong chance of returning home at the end of the war, 36 per cent of prisoners of the Japanese died in captivity.

The song on this video is a national war memorial song and a tribute to the ANZAC spirit of mateship, courage, and sacrifice.

The song is timeless and honours the memory of those who have died in the service and defence of Australia in war.

The marching theme of the song is especially powerful and supports the spirit of ANZAC Day.

Schools and students frequently ask to use this song in projects and commemorative ceremonies. Radio stations throughout Australia have broadcast the song leading up to ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. The song is also requested to be played at funerals (for veterans).

The song has been used for commemorative purposes across Australia by schools, churches, choirs, bands, councils, retirement homes and RSL branches. The author of the song receives requests for the song to be used for commemorative purposes by businesses, for example, a mining company. The song is also used for ANZAC tributes at NRL & AFL matches.

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New social page for the song at
Australian war heroes song (mp3, sheet music and lyrics) on this video can be downloaded at Backing track Now Available.

Official website for Can You Hear Australia's Heroes Marching? at
Want to know what influenced the author to write and create the song? Go to

ANZAC Day website:
Remembrance Day website:
You also watch a video of the song relating to the Vietnam War at
You also watch a video of the song relating to WW1 at
You also watch a video of the song relating to the Korean War at
Watch a new video tribute to those that serve in Australia's armed forces
More Australian songs by the author at
New website at:
Bombing of Darwin websites at:
Video clip of images of Australian military in the second world war marching to the song.

Anthem to remember the fallen.

© Peter Barnes 2001 - 2012. All Rights Reserved. All content remains the property of the respective copyright holders.

Videos you can watch. Kokoda track. Desert rats tobruk. World War 2. Music clip video. Tobruk. Two. War Cemetery. War Graves. Remembrance.

Lest we forget.
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