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Monday, 20 April 2015


What we think we know about ANZAC Day ...

People sat on the hills with guns and when the boats came they shot the soldiers - Reagan 

We remember people from the army - Connor 

What we know now ...

ANZAC is the acronym for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.  

April 25th 1915 was the day the ANZACs landed in Gallipoli Peninsula (now known as ANZAC Cove) to battle the Turkish Army during World War 1.

In NZ we celebrate ANZAC Day on the 25th April and this year it is the 100th anniversary of the troops first landing.  

More than 11 000 ANZACs died on the Gallipoli Peninsula, despite being there for only 8 moths (that's more than 1 000 ANZACs a month who died while fighting for peace and freedom)

The original ANZAC biscuit was known as an ANZAC wafer or tile.  It was part of the rations given to ANZAC soldiers during World War 1.  They were included instead of bread, because they had a much longer shelf life.

The last surviving ANZAC, Alec Campbell, died on May 16th 2002.  

What we want to know ...

Where did they place all the bodies of the dead soldiers? - Reagan 

This video is a tribute to American service men and women, as well as those from other nations, who fought side by side with them to restore peace and freedom in the troubled regions of the world.  As they fought and died together, let us remember them together.  

We have a field of rememberance at RSS.  

1 comment:

  1. We watched this video a number of times today at the request of our learners!