I was going to write my own ANZAC day post, but this is so beautifully written and made me grateful that I have beautiful friends like this in the world. Even though we don’t see each other that much, I still love reading about their adventures and really wish there were here on this day xoxo
Hello! Guess who? You’ll never guess! Ok, it’s me. You were right….
For those who are reading who aren’t familiar, ANZAC Day (always on the 25th April) is one of Australia’s most important national occasions as it marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. ANZAC stands for the ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ and soldiers in those forces quickly became known as the ANZACs. There was and is a tremendous amount of pride in the name.
When WWI broke out in 1914, Australia had only been a federal commonwealth for 13 years and our new government was eager to establish Australia among the other nations of the world. In 1915 the ANZAC soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles (which is a…
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