Episode 321: ANZAC Day 2017 Special

Episode 321: ANZAC Day 2017 Special

As we remember those Australian and New Zealand diggers who landed at Gallipoli but didn’t make it home, we talk to some special guests for whom ANZAC Day has a special meaning.

  • Stuart Robert served in the Army for 12 years in Infantry and Intelligence Corps units. Leaving the Army in 2000, he started an IT business and charity, before being elected as the Federal Member for the electorate of Fadden in 2007. Stuart talks about his experiences at war and gives a faith perspective.
  • Bomb disposal expert Andy Cullen completed three overseas tours in his 17 year career with the Australian Army, including two in Afghanistan. When he retired in 2012, wife Zoe noticed a marked difference to the man she married. After suffering from nightmares, panic attack, anger issues and eventually a suicide attempt, Andy sought help and was diagnosed with depression and post traumatic stress disorder. Their book Resurrected documents the experience from both sides of the marriage, and both Andy and Zoe join us to chat more about it.
  • We often forget about the animals that assist our armed forces in combat zones. Anthony Hill has collected 29 short stories about heroic animals that have assisted us at war, and he joins us with some of his favourites.

0:00 – Stuart Robert
10:12 – Andy & Zoe Cullen
28:06 – Anthony Hill
36:38 – Conclusion

Anyone needing immediate assistance or someone to speak to can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636. If you think you may be suffering from PTSD, consult your GP or health care professional.

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