Next year will mark the 105th anniversary of the Anzac’s landing on the Gallipoli peninsula in the First World War. Each year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders, commemorate and pay their respects and honour the fallen. Visiting Gallipoli on Anzac Day is a truly moving and sombre occasion. Attend the Dawn Service, memorial sites and trenches, and see how it shaped both nation’s psyches.
ANZAC Day: A Brief Outline
ANZAC Day is perhaps one of the most important national days of remembrance in New Zealand and Australia.
ANZAC Day is a national holiday in both Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the soldiers you who served in all wars or conflicts throughout history. ANZAC Day falls on 25th April, the day in which Australian and New Zealand forces first landed at Gallipoli, Turkey during the First World War.
A Brief History Of ANZAC Day
The ANZAC’s (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), together with forces from Great Britain, British India and France, landed at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915, in an attempt to recapture Constantinople, now Istanbul, which was under the reign of the Ottoman Empire, who were allies of the German forces.
Though the landing was unsuccessful, with considerable casualties numbering in their thousands, the attempt became a powerful symbol to Australia and New Zealand, highlighting the bravery of the men who had lost their lives in the battle.
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