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    the patients’ faces all look so pale with the flickering ship’s lights.” Sister Ella Tucker, Australian Army Nursing Service, Hospital Ship Gascon, off Gallipoli S ister Tucker’s account offers a different perspective to the more familiar image of the brave ‘natural soldiers’ who landed on a Gallipoli beach as volunteers of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) proudly fighting under their own flag for the very first time. With the landing of the Australian troops on 25 April 1915 the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (Anzac) legend was born. Australia’s official WWI historian Charles Bean shaped this legend in words: “Anzac stood, and still stands, for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness,…

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    Key events in the gallipoli campaign The landing on 25th april 1915 on dawn April 25th 1915 the first anzac soldier arrived at Anzac cove in galliopoli penusla in turkey (also known as Çanakkale). There were approxiametley 60,000 Australian soldiers and 18,000 new zealand soldiers who were under the command of sir Ian Hamilton. At 4:30 under Hamiltons command the royal navy started firing. Some of the battilion were under heavy fire and so the battle of gallopoli began. During the…

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    Key events in the gallipoli campaign The landing on 25th april 1915 https://www.awm.gov.au/wartime/34/article/ on dawn April 25th 1915 the first anzac soldier arrived at Anzac cove in galliopoli penusla in turkey (also known as Çanakkale). There were approxiametley 60,000 Australian soldiers and 18,000 new zealand soldiers who were under the command of sir Ian Hamilton. At 4:30 under Hamiltons command the royal navy started firing. Some of the battilion were under heavy fire and so the…

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    Zealand gained for camaraderie and always having high moral, we also identified ourselves as a nation. Of course the battle I am talking about is the Gallipoli Campaign. Gallipoli is located about 700kms from the capital of Turkey, Ankara. A strategy to bring Germany down was to bring her allies down. The First Lord of the Admiralty of the British government, Winston Churchill, made the decision to launch and attack on one of Germany’s major allies, Turkey. His plan was to capture the…

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    Gallipoli – Why was it so important to Australians? Gallipoli was one of the longest military campaigns during World War 1, taking place between 25th April 1915 – 9th January 1916. It was also one of the bloodiest for the Allied forces, being nearly 500,000 casualties and losses during the battle for both sides. It was a incredibly important battle, despite the loss on the side of the allies. To explain why it was so important, some backstory is required for the battle. Due to the change of…

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    Australia had only been federated for 13 years before a war broke out in 1914, and with this recent federation, our government wanted to create its reputation among all nations of the world. However, it was not until 1915 that Australian and New Zealand soldiers joined the war and ‘set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula’ . The main goal of this campaign was to capture Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire and ‘an ally of Germany’ . The date marked April 25th when ‘the Australian…

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    grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.’ ANZAC is a term which can define our nation. It is a legend which every Australian holds dear and one that will be passed down through generations forevermore. It is on this solemn day, the 25th of April, our country gathers, as one, to commemorate the audacious actions of those noble men and women, who, over a century ago,…

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    Good morning. It is a great privilege to stand here and speak today, to remember and commemorate the experiences of Gallipoli and the heroic sacrifices that have been made. It was 4:30am on the 25th of April 1915, this very day, that I landed on the shores of Gallipoli along with 16,000 young men. I had been recruited shortly after arriving to Western Australia in 1911 from England and joined the 16th Battalion, becoming involved on that fateful day. Our troops were unsuccessful in an ambush…

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    World War I, also called “The Great War” or “The war to end all wars”. It was fought from 1914-1919; the fighting lasting until 1918. Most people also know that the war was fought between the Allies and the Central Powers. I’m sure you’ve heard of many of the battles fought during the war. Maybe you did some research in high school about this topic. There are a great array of issues and themes to choose from when talking about World War I, and likewise not everything could be talked about in…

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    Good morning everyone. Thank you for being here with us on this special occasion to commemorate those who fought for Australia at war. It is an honour to be here and stand before you. Before I begin I would like to acknowledge the land of the Cameragal people. I’m sure you have all heard of the ANZAC legend, but some of you may still wonder what the legend is. Gallipoli has become a symbol of Australian’s identity, achievement and existence. Although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military…

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