This is the poppy flower Artillery shells and shrapnel stirred up the soil and exposed the poppy seeds to the light they needed to grow. The poppy flower is just one of the many symbols that lets us remember what our great grandfathers did for us on Anzac Day.
So what happened?What happened that makesus remember those who died on Anzac Day?
Gallipoli It was World War 1 and Great Briton was at war with Germany. Australia decided to help so they sent over 20,000 soldiers. Australian men were excited because war meant adventure and great tales of bravery for them. The Australians were joined by the New Zealanders. They formed the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps: The ANZACS
Boy Soliders Amongst the people across the world who greeted the declaration of War in 1914 with enthusiasm were many underage boys, some as young as 12 years old from just about all the allied countries involved.
Gallopoli The Russians who were fighting on Germany's eastern front, wanted the British and French to tackle the Turks to reduce pressure on Russia. The Anzacs Joined the British and French in a dreadful baptism of fire at Gallipoli. The British commanders guessed the Gallipoli peninsula would be "open to landing on very easy terms" and Turkey would have a force of only 40,000 to meet them.
Gallipoli On 25 April 1915, the Anzacs landed at a difficult spot on the Gallipoli peninsula and the Turks appeared to be ready for them.
Gallipoli The Anzacs made little headway over a series of rocky heights covered with thorny scrub. At great cost the Anzacs made small advances, but Its force was wasting with casualties and sickness.
Gallipoli On the first day, 2000 men died Within days of the attack the air was heavy with the smell of rotting corpses. A truce was arranged between 7.00 am and 4.30 pm on 24 May to allow both sides to bury their dead.
So where did all thisactually happen?
Gallipoli is in Turkey
Pull out your atlas’ and find Turkey!
Gallipoli This is one of the posters that boys would find that would convince them to enlist.
Gallipoli This is what we remember every year on the 25th of April. Every year we are asked to go to the local ANZAC memorial to remember our great grandfathers who fought for us.
Gallipoli the feature filmand documentary You will soon see these films as these show what it was like to be amongst the soldiers on both sides (Turks and ANZACS). Gallipoli (1981) directed by Peter Weir, starring Mel Gibson
Gallipoli the documentary What makes this documentary special is that it takes into account both the experiences of the ANZACS and the Turks. Gallipoli (2005) directed by Tolga Ornek, narrated by Sam Neill.