Landing atGallipoliThe landing at Anzac Covewas part of the invasion of theGallipoli Peninsula byAustralian and New Zealandforces on 25th April 1915. Thelanding was made by soldiersof the Australian and NewZealand Army Corps (theANZACs) and was the firstsignificant combat of the warfor the two countries.It was the start of a long 8months.
Where isGallipoli?The Gallipoli peninsula islocated in the easternEuropean part of Turkey.
The Landing…Troops lowering themselves into tow boats for The Landing at Anzac - Gallipoli - 25th Aprilthe landing at Anzac, 6 am, 25 April 1915. 1915.
8,700 Australians and 2,700Casualties Zealanders died in the New fightingGallipoli cost many lives.Of the dead, 8709 wereAustralians and 2701 wereNew Zealanders.
ANZAC Day…Anzac Day (25 April) isobserved in New Zealand as aday of commemoration forthose who died in the serviceof their country and to honourreturned servicemen andwomen
The DawnServiceThe Dawn Service is one ofthe most popularobservances of ANZAC Day.It is timed to coincide withthe initial landings atGallipoli on 25 April 1915.
A Typical ANZACDay Service.A typical observance includesa parade, the sounding of LastPost and Reveille, a minutessilence, the ANZAC Dedication,and Laurence Binyonsfamous lines:They shall grow not old, as wethat are left grow old; Ageshall not weary them, nor theyears condemn. At the goingdown of the sun and in themorning We will rememberthem.
Laurence BinyonRobert Laurence Binyon wasan English poet, dramatist (aplay writer) and art scholar.His most famous work, ‗For theFallen‘, is well known forbeing used in Remembranceservices.
Wreath-LayingServiceChildren and young peopleplay an important role onANZAC Day as they representthe means of fulfilling theeternal pledge: ―We willremember them‖.The floral wreaths transformthe thousands of warmemorials throughout NewZealand into ―livingmemorials‖ — a visualreminder that New Zealanderscontinue to remember.
The PoppyAfter the formal wreaths arelaid, families lay theirpersonal tributes.The Poppy — theinternational symbol ofremembrance – makes anappropriate tribute.
ANZAC Day Royal New Zealnad Navy personnel at the Dawn service at the Auckland War memorial Museum.Today‘s servicemen and women honour the We will remember themmemory of their predecessors on ANZAC Day The flag is lowered on another ANZAC Day.
What about theANZAC Biscuit?New Zealand and Australia share atradition of Anzac Biscuits. Bothcountries claim to have invented them,but Anzac Biscuits are similar to manyother older biscuit recipes that aredesigned to produce crisp, hard andnutritious biscuits that keep well.One of the food items that women inboth countries sent to soldiers duringthe First World War was a hard, long-keeping biscuit that could survive thejourney by sea, and still remain edible.These were known as SoldiersBiscuits, but after the Gallipolilandings in 1915, they became knownas Anzac Biscuits.Soldiers themselves may have made asimilar form of biscuit fromingredients they had on hand: water,sugar, rolled oats and flour.