This year marks 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 to the fallen. Visiting Gallipoli on Anzac Day is a truly moving and sombre occasion.
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.
The day of the 25th April, 2015, as any Australian or New Zealander will tell you, is a highly significant event on the calendar. The day marks the 100th anniversary of the landing in Gallipoli during World War I, one of the most notable examples of the bravery of the Australian and NZ armed forces.
In 1915, the Allied army of Australia and NZ fought to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. The resulting conflict led to great loss of life, with nearly 13,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers being killed.
Each year, ANZAC Day commemorates this occasion; and the 100th anniversary services promise to be a remarkable event. If you’ve managed to secure a ticket, but have yet to book your ANZAC Day tour, here are a few ideas to whet your appetite.