In Australia today - it is the 25th April - one of the most important public holidays of the calendar.
Today is ANZAC day - Australia and New Zealand Army Corp
It was the start of a campaign that lasted eight months and resulted in some 25,000 Australian casualties, including 8,700 who were killed or died of wounds or disease.
The men who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula created a legend, adding the word ‘Anzac’ to their vocabulary and creating the notion of the Anzac spirit.
Apart from its financial and industrial contribution, Australia provided the greatest military contribution of all the British dominions : 331,000 volunteers (out of a population of 4,875,000) -but she also suffered the greatest loses, 64.8 per cent, or 58,500 men, including 16,000 dead.
Paradoxically, however, it was Australia's participation in the World War 1 and her own terrible... Read More