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Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day centenary

  • Australia and New Zealand are marking Anzac Day in memory of soldiers from the two nations who fought thousands of miles away from home in Gallipoli, Turkey, during the first World War.

    It’s exactly a hundred years since Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli. Over 11,400 soldiers from the two countries lost their lives as the bloody campaign progressed.

    Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott, who is attending events in Gallipoli, said the soldiers were “as good as they could be in their time”.

     

     

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