25 April 2012

Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand

Group portrait of the Australian 11th (Western Australia) Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force posing on the Great Pyramid of Giza on 10 January 1915, prior to the landing at Gallipoli. The 11th Battalion did much of their war training in Egypt and would be amongst the first to land at Anzac Cove on April 25 1915. In the five days following the landing, the battalion suffered 378 casualties, over one third of its strength.

Today is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand. The Anzacs were the members of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corp that landed in Gallipoli, Turkey, on 25 April 1915.

The trailer of Peter Weir's memorable 1981 movie Gallipoli.

Please remember in your prayers all who died in Gallipoli.

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