ANZAC Day History

History of ANZAC Day and the ANZACs

ANZAC Day Background

ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in the East Mediterranean, early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).

Every nation must, sooner or later, come for the first time to a supreme test of quality; and the result of that test will hearten or dishearten those who come afterwards.

For the fledgling nation of Australia that first supreme test was at Gallipoli.