Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ANZAC Day, 25 April 2012

First field dressing station of the 7th Bn, AIF, Gallipoli, Turkey, 25/04/1915.
The acronym ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, the name given to a unit of troops made up of soldiers from both countries. The ANZACs fought during World War 1 in the Middle East and on the Western Front. ANZAC Day has evolved from commemorating the Gallipoli landing, to recognising all of the Australian soldiers lost in World War 1, to remembering all Australians who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. Find out more about ANZAC day from the Australian War Memorial or have a look at JCU Library ANZAC titles.

ANZAC Day services will be held in both Cairns and Townsville on 25 April.

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