Every year since 2002, Unibic Anzac Biscuit tins have presented a new set of collectible tins which commemorate significant events of Australia’s service members in war and symbols of remembrance.
For 2017, one of the tins is adorned with the iconic image of Australian soldiers on the Acropolis in early 1941.
“The image of the diggers on the Acropolis, resting beneath the famous Caryatids of the Erechtheion, symbolizes the experience of Greece and its culture for the thousands of Australian soldiers and nurses during the campaign in Greece and Crete. Soon those relaxed diggers sitting on the Acropolis would move north to join with Greek and other Allied troops to face the looming German invasion of Greece,” Council member, historian and philhellene Jim Claven said, according to neoskosmos.com.
This is the first time that the biscuit tins has had an image commemorating the Anzac campaign in Greece and Crete, and was the idea of Tony Tsourdalakis, the secretary of the council of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign Commemorative Council.
“This recognition will bring the Anzac connection to Greece into tens of thousands of homes across Australia. This is a great initiative for all of us interested in raising awareness of the Anzacs in Greece in 1941 and more generally for the whole of the Hellenic community in Australia,” Mr Tsourdalakis said.
The tins are for sale at major IGA supermarkets and contain Anzac biscuits. To see at the limited edition tins of 2017 look here.
The tins with Anzac biscuits are produced by Unibic and proceeds go to the RSL which helps support veterans and their families. For information about Unibic Anzac Biscuit tins, look here.