On 25 April every year, Australians commemorate ANZAC Day. It commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The date, 25 April, was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916.ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
ANZAC Day, April 25, is the most important date in Australia’s and New Zealand’s calendar. All across Australia and NZ, people turn out to salute, honour and pay their respects to the fallen and to the surviving servicemen who willingly offered their lives to the service of their country.The name ANZAC became famous with the landing of the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps on the Gallipoli Peninsula at the Dardanelles, Turkey,25th of April 1915.
Gallipoli Facts ~ Of all the events in Australia’s history, the battle at Gallipoli in World War I stands out as having defined the spirit of our nation. Although Gallipoli represents different things to different people, the story of the ANZACs who fought at Gallipoli is one of perseverance and courage in the face of failure and despair.
Simpson and his donkey ~ The ANZAC Spirit: To cope with the tragic losses our country saw at Gallipoli, the men and women of Australia searched for the positive in the experience. To get through such a horrendous time the soldiers had to develop strong bonds with each other and demonstrate extraordinary courage, endurance and bravery
Lest We Forget What? : ABC iview When we reflect on WWI what are we remembering? The facts, or just one small part of the Anzac story, a story steeped in legend? Ask yourself this question when Anzac Day comes about - Lest we forget what?
ANZAC with the Australian flag at Gallipoli ustralians are particularly inclined to make heroes of noble failures, such as the defeated Eureka rebels, the suicidal 'jolly swagman' in Waltzing Matilda, and Ned Kelly. Gallipoli seems to fit this pattern.