Anzac Day in Australia
ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I on April 25, 1915. The bravery of all military personnel who participated in this campaign and the lives of those who died in all military actions are remembered.
Anzac is the third Royal Australian Navy ship to carry the name of legend, named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps of WWI. HMAS Anzac is the first of her class and a modern warship, capable of operating in a multi-threat environment. Anzac's design is based on the German Meko 200 Class that uses modular construction methods. A feature of this method was the ability to share the construction of the 8 Australian and 2 New Zealand vessels throughout Australia and New Zealand.
This photograph was taken by someone who attended the 2011 ANZAC Day ceremony at the Australian War Memorial. The mounted soldiers are wearing what is believed to be the uniform of the WWI Light Horsemen, with slouch hats featuring the rising sun badge. Many Anzac Day ceremonies now feature volunteers representing the famous mounted cavalry units. They took part in the last great successful cavalry charge to take the wells at Beersheba in WWI.