Anzac day

How we commerate Anzac day

What is Anzac day

Anzac day is when we celebrate the troopers that have died on Gallipoli, 25th of April 1915. Anzac day is the probably Australias most nationally remembered event in Australia.

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Anzac day facts

Anzac day facts

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.

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When war broke out in 1914, Australia had been a federal commonwealth for only 13 years. The new national government was eager to establish its reputation among the nations of the world. In 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies.