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  1. May 23, 2014 · On April 25, 1915, as British troops landed at nearby Cape Helles, ANZAC forces stormed the beach at what became known as Anzac Cove, a small inlet surrounded by high ridges. The ANZACs managed to ...

  2. ANZAC, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, combined corps that served with distinction in World War I during the ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli Campaign, an attempt to capture the Dardanelles from Turkey. In 1916 Australian and New Zealand infantry divisions were sent to France. They took part in some of the bloodiest actions of the war and established reputations as elite shock troops, at the ...

  3. ANZAC Day, in Australia and New Zealand, holiday (April 25) that commemorates the landing in 1915, during World War I, of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ( ANZAC) on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The Allies attempted to take control of the strategic Dardanelles from Turkey, allied with the Central Powers, in the so-called Dardanelles ...

  4. William Birdwood. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ( ANZAC) was originally a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. It was formed in Egypt in December 1914, and operated during the Gallipoli campaign. General William Birdwood commanded the corps, which primarily consisted of troops from the First ...

  5. en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki › Anzac_DayAnzac Day - Wikipedia

    Anzac Day (/ ˈ æ n z æ k /; Māori: Rā Whakamahara ki ngā Hōia o Ahitereiria me Aotearoa or Rā o ngā Hōia) is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served".

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