Battle of Kapyong, Gallipoli Landing, and Anzac Day
Take a look back in history this week!
24 April 1951: Battle of Kapyong, Korea
The Battle of Kapyong, was fought during the Korean War between United Nations (UN) forces—primarily Australian, Canadian and New Zealand—and the Chinese communist People’s Volunteer Army.
25 April 1915: Gallipoli Landing, Turkey
On April 25, 1915, troops from across the British Empire as well as France went ashore on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, beginning the land offensive of the Gallipoli Campaign (also called the Dardanelles Campaign), which would end in high casualties and evacuation for them eight months later.
25 April: Anzac Day
Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.