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Why Do Australians and New Zealanders Mark ANZAC Day?

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The Battle of Gallipoli was the first campaign Australia and New Zealand fought as independent nations.

They joined the Allies in an attempt to knock Germany’s Turkish allies out of World War One.ANZACS Gallipoli

But the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) forces barely advanced a mile inland.

10,000 ANZACS died while 23,000 were injured, which had a devastating impact on the male population of the fledgling nations.