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The letters for Anzac stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. Australians celebrate ANZAC day on the 25th April each year. It is on this day that we remember the brave men and women who fought and have served our country in times of war so we can live freely.
A lot of animals went to war. Horses, dogs, cats and even pigeons. If these animals saved a group of allies or has bravely sended a secret letter without getting detected and hasnt failed a single time, they earned a Dickens Medal.
You may have seen that in some shops they sell poppies or poppy lapels? Those flowers are for us to remember the brave soldiers who have fought for the country for freedom. Next time you see them, why not spend your pocket money on something that will help you celebrate the heroes that gave you the independence to be standing here in a free country today?
Did you know?Apart from the Australians and New Zealanders, the Gallipoli landing force included large British, French and Indian regiments and troops from Nepal, Canada and an Egypt based Jewish Legion.
Who did Australia battle against? The Turkish army. What does the word, ANZAC stands for? Australians and New Zealanders Army Corporation. Where did the ANZACs and the Turkish army fight? In Gallipoli.
Here is a chart to show you how many Turkish, New Zealand and Australian men died in the battle of Gallipoli.