ANZAC Day, which is on April 25 of each year, commemorates the first military engagement of the ANZAC forces that occurred during World War 1. ANZAC forces landed on Gallipoli on April 25, 1915, to fight against the Ottoman Turks who were allies with Germany. The main objective of the allied forces was to capture Constantinople. The Gallipoli Campaign lasted eight months. It was a disastrous campaign in which more than 8000 ANZAC soldiers lost their lives.
In 1916, April 25 became ANZAC Day, a national day that recognized and remembered the soldiers who had died.Learn more about Military