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ANZAC Day 2018 - Remembrance Day

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ANZAC Day 2018 marks the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landing during the Great War.

On 25 April 1915, thousands of Australian troops and New Zealander troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli, and thousands lost their lives as part of the Allied push to recapture the peninsula and open up the Black sea.

The Anzacs were the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Made up of volunteers, these soldiers were the first forces from Australia and New Zealand to enter the Great War.

Since 1916, 25 April has been a day of rememberance observed by the surviving Anzac soldiers, bereaved family of those lost in battle, and proud countrymen with traditions of marches, floral wreath laying, and ceremonies taking place at dawn to commemorate the time the soldiers launched their attack.

Another interesting anniversary takes place on this date: Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux (1918)

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke at dawn on 25 April 2018 to praise the efforts of the Australian troops who worked to re-take the French village of Villers-Bretonneaux in 1918.

The actions of the Australian troops were laudable in making way for the Allied victory on the Western Front.


From For the Fallen: And Other Poems by Binyon

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.”

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