An elevated view of the beach, crowded with Australian and New Zealand troops the day after the landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Ships can be seen in the background 26 April 1915. Australian War Memorial A03868.

prev pinner note: An elevated view of the beach, crowded with Australian and New Zealand troops the day after the landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Ships can be seen in the background 26 April Australian War Memorial WWI

'"Shake!" The Mascot of an Australian Regiment on Egypt'. An Australian soldier with a kangaroo mascot at a camp near the pyramids.

an Australian soldier with a pet kangaroo (Mascot) near the Pyramids, Egypt, about 1915

John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".

John Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre), ANZAC War Hero - Born in South Shields

This grave belongs to young Turkish man who climbed up and down the rugged hills with his trusty mule during the Gallipoli battle, retreiving wounded or killed soldiers. With the help of his mule he saved the lives of some 300 soldiers. All the soldiers new about him, except of course new troops. One day in

Gallipoli, Turkey - ANZAC Day, cemetery for all the soldiers who fought here, including many Australians.

Anzac Day Memorial - For the Australians and New Zealanders who have lost loved ones in Wars throughout history a Dedication.

Anzac Day Memorial - For the Australians and New Zealanders who have lost loved ones in Wars throughout history a Dedication.

Australian Light Horse creating the impression of massed cavalry

Australian Light Horse creating the impression of massed cavalry

The Other Anzacs. This looks good.

Booktopia has The Other Anzacs, The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses by Peter Rees. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Other Anzacs online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

A long, proud Australian tradition: ANZAC Day, April 25th. A day for remembering our brave soldiers. Pictured, a young child proudly waves the Australian flag at an ANZAC Day parade (services and parades are held across the country).

A long, proud Australian tradition: ANZAC Day, April A day for remembering our brave soldiers. Pictured, a young child proudly waves the Australian flag at an ANZAC Day parade (services and parades are held across the country).

Members of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) give "eyes right" as they pass the saluting base during the Service Womens march through the city. In the foreground a small girl with an Australian flag over her shoulder watches the march.

Members of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) give "eyes right" as they pass the saluting base during the Service Womens march through the city. In the foreground a small girl with an Australian flag over her shoulder watches the march, 1942 ~

Nearly 3,500 RAAF airmen serving with the Command were killed, amounting to about 20 per cent of all Australian deaths

Nearly 3,500 RAAF airmen serving with the Command were killed, amounting to about 20 per cent of all Australian deaths

Nearly RAAF airmen serving with the Command were killed, amounting to about 20 per cent of all Australian deaths

Anzac day is the day in which many remember and pay tribute to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

Anzac day is the day in which many remember and pay tribute to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

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