Anzac day! By Anni

What is ANZAC day?

ANZAC day is a day when Australians and New Zealanders celebrate the soldiers who fought for our freedom. ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand army corps because when they fought in the war Australians and New Zealanders worked together.

Who was involved?

In the battle of Gallipoli the Allied forces and the Central powers battled. In the Central powers there was Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, and Hungary. In the Allied forces were the ANZACs, USA, United Kingdom, France, and Russia.

When did the battle of Gallipoli take place?

World War 1 went from 1914-1918. The 25th of April, 1915, was when the Allied forces landed in Gallipoli peninsula. That is why ANZAC day is celebrated on the 25th of April.

Why is ANZAC day important to us?

ANZAC day is important to us even though they failed. They fought for our freedom and they made us proud. The heroism of the soldiers made their sacrifices iconic in New Zealand memory.

Credits:

Created with images by Mosman Library - "Doing our bit: A prelude to Anzac Day 2013" • Visit Victoria - "ANZAC Day 2015 Melbourne" • Mosman Library - "Doing our bit: A prelude to Anzac Day 2013" • Jorge Lascar - "ANZAC Cove" • MemoryCatcher - "cemetery headstones graves" • ThruTheseLines - "Portianou museum"

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