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Famous phrase saved for digital generation

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18.04.2019

Lest We Forget. From Wollongong to Wundowie these three words are etched into local war memorials. They will be uttered by thousands at services in the dawn light on Anzac Day.

They will be tweeted and posted thousands of times on the day, and they are posted on the Australian War Memorial's Facebook page every day of the year.

The story of how these words came to be inseparable from Anzac commemoration is a long and sometimes surprising one.

In 1897 English poet Rudyard Kipling was writing in a room in Sussex, England. Kipling was struggling with a poetry commission to commemorate Queen Victoria's........

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