Australia Honors Soldiers Past And Present On ANZAC Day

Category: Media & Culture / Apr 25, 2013 10:14AM EDT
Thousands of people commemorated the annual Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) day parade in Sydney, Australia on Thursday (April 25). The parade includes various members of Australia's Army, Navy and Airforce divisions past and present along with allied forces who march to honor the Australia and New Zealand soldiers that landed on the shores of Gallipoli, Turkey on the 25th of April 1915 during World War One. The landing at Gallipoli was to capture Constantinople which was an ally of Germany. The allied forces, which included Australia, New Zealand, the United kingdom and France, were met with fierce resistance from the Ottoman Army. In a campaign lasting eight months the Allied forces were evacuated with heavy casualties from both sides of over 120,000. ANZAC day is now a day that remembers all Australians who have served and died in all wars and conflicts. Video Source: Reuters