Every year, on April 25th the Australians commemorate the anniversary of the first battle took place a century ago,
in 1915, for Australian forces during the First World War. The Anzac day is a national day of remembrance which
famously known due the Anzac Day Ceremony and comprises of Anzac day service and other Anzac day events.
This specific day is in commemoration of the intrepid landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army
Corps (this is what the acronym ANZAC stands for) who fought at Gallipoli, Turkey. This is one of the
great outstanding deeds of heroism of the first
and humanity in general, The ANZAC Day is a time when all Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.
Sydney's Traditional Parade
Every year, Thousands attended a traditional parade taking place in Sydney, this parade include
troops from all branches of military forces and representatives of their allies.
Anzacs Days, 1915
The participants in the memorial ceremonies taking place all over Australia, often light candles
for those who died, sing songs and pray in memory of the fallen soldiers.
Exactly one hundred years ago, on April 25 and 26, 1915, the Anzacs lost 4,500 people (which most of
them were killed, and some of them were wounded), in other words, practically fifty percent (50%)
of the total strength of the landing party was destroyed.
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This act of heroism did not go unremembered, and for the years coming after, the Australian people
have set a special date for this event (the 25th and 26th of April) and called this two days period
"Anzac days"; Although it happened a century ago, the Australian people understood that they have to
preserve and remember the history of the Anzacs as these are days of great significance for all
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Anzac Days Origin
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The origins of
ceremony lie in the futile assault on the Gallipoli Peninsula during the First World War by the
Australian and New Zealand Army Crop, and people should be aware of the fact that over the years
there were many stories that were collected regarding the origins of many of the Anzac day
customs and traditions that have evolved over the years.
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A good number of the stories behind these traditions have become distorted over time, and others were lost. However,
some of the stories of a few of these Anzac day legends are still exist today, among the old Australian people.
The history of the Anzacs records a disastrous campaign, master-minded by English generals. The causalities were
very high among Anzacs and even within context of the waste of the First World War, it still arouses strong feelings.
This day became a defining moment for the newly fledged Australian nation.
A Turkish ambassador, representing the victors once read from Ataturk's words not long after the battle:
The Australian Identity
"you, the mothers who sent your sons from far away countries, wipe away your tiers.
Your sons are now lying on our bosom and are in peace. After having lost
on this land, they have become our sons as well".
From the furnace of war, impossible to understand or measure, comes a Muslim leader's acknowledgement that
fallen enemies are also their children.
On Anzac day celebrations that occur every year, one can easily be awe struck by the hundreds of
young people that gather, backpackers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey, all far from
home, to celebrate Anzac day service or Anzac day events for the future Anzac days.
"Anzac Day" - This unique day has also on some level, become generally linked with
a sense of Australian identity. And in every
story we hear also the laughter, the irreverence, the respect, generosity and
seriousness that deeply informs the nature of what we know is to be an "Australian".
What Does Anzac Day Stand For These Days?
Well, today Australian people recognize the 25 of April as an occasion of
national remembrance. This unique day is divided to two separate ceremonies.
The first one - commemorative services which are being held across the
nation during dawn, at the same time of the original landing took place.
The second one, which takes place a few hours later on that day is a meeting
between ex-service Australian who meet together in major cities and sometimes
also in many other centres across the nation in order to take part in the marches.
If you or someone you know are interested to find more information about an Australian solider
from a century ago, a family member who served the country or perhaps to run a genealogy research,
this unique people records website can be quite helpful for your needs.