Quoting David .
That's actually very true. I had no idea what in the world (no pun intended) ANZAC day was when I saw a bazillion posts of it last year on the home-page.
ANZAC Day "Celebrates" the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Core (ANZACs) landed at Gallipoli. They were off course due to their British commanders getting the beach wrong (more or less), and had to storm what has now become known as a ANZAC Cove in Turkey. They ran off their boats, into freezing water and into the lines of fire of Turkish machine gunners. They suffered heavy casualties. It was the first time Australian troops had fought under the banner of Australia, and not the British Empire. Many reports came from various sources detailing the astounding tenacity of the ANZAC soldiers. They were hailed as the finest fighting men. So yeah, ANZAC Day is pretty important. Permalink