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ANZAC Day – 25th April 2021

April 25, 2021 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2020

April 25, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2019

April 25, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2018

April 25, 2018 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2017

April 25, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2016

April 25, 2016 by

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By Anton Lang ~ The importance of ANZAC Day in Australia At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were mowed […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2015 – Centenary Commemoration

April 25, 2015 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Sunday April 25th 1915 Under cover of dark on a Moonless night, the troop ships steamed to the marshalling points, arriving around Midnight. Small motor launches and rowboats were lowered into the water from them. The nets were dropped over the sides of the ships as the large rowing boats pulled […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2014

April 25, 2014 by

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By Anton Lang ~ The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps The badge shown in the image is the original Rising Sun Badge worn on the hats of serving army personnel at the time. The badge has since been updated while at the same time retaining a similar look, with the […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2013

April 25, 2013 by

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The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps The badge shown in the image is the original Rising Sun Badge worn on the hats of serving army personnel at the time. The badge has since been updated while at the same time retaining a similar look, with the removal of the word […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2012

April 25, 2012 by

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The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. WHY THIS SPECIAL DAY IS COMMEMORATED IN AUSTRALIA ANZAC Day is the most important day on the Australian calendar. It is the day all Australians remember those who have fallen in all the Wars that Australia has fought in, and especially for one 8 […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2011

April 25, 2011 by

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WHY THIS SPECIAL DAY IS COMMEMORATED IN AUSTRALIA At 4.15Am on the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the Dawn’s half light they were mowed down in droves by […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2010

April 25, 2010 by

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ANZAC is capitalised because it is an acronym, and stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The image at left shows the Gallipoli Peninsula. The map is from the Australian War Memorial. Click on the image and it will open in a new and larger window. At 4.15Am on the 25th April 1915 an […]

ANZAC Day – Australia – 2009

April 25, 2009 by

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This first image shows troops coming ashore at ANZAC Cove at 8AM on April 25 1915. Today, April 25 is the most solemn of days on Australia’s calendar. It is ANZAC Day, similar to the U.S. Veterans Day. ANZAC is the acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Australia has been in every major […]