When war broke out in 1914, Australia and New Zealand had been dominions of the British Empire for thirteen and seven years respectively.In 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of an Allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula to open the way to the Black Sea for the Allied navies.pic.twitter.com/LDl TLKGKYq "Ken suomalaista ostaa, se elintasoamme nostaa." #Ostatyötäsuomeenpäivä lähestyy, tule mukaan! #päivitäsananlaskut #ostatyötäsuomeen #suomalainentyo pic.twitter.com/g Bft TT92VS Jenni Pääskysaari puhuu empatiasta syysseminaarissa.
Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
This has shaped the way their citizens have viewed both their past and their understanding of the present.
The heroism of the soldiers in the failed Gallipoli campaign made their sacrifices iconic in New Zealand memory, and is often credited with securing the psychological independence of the nation.
What had been planned as a bold strike to knock the Ottomans out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months.
At the end of 1915, the Allied forces were evacuated after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships.