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Happy Anzac Day!
lastcall at 5:23PM, April 25, 2008
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So, uh…..what the heck IS Anzac Day?!? Ozone? Can you answer that? …Eh?
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anonymousposterchild at 8:04PM, April 25, 2008
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It's where australians celebrate their ability to totally cock up navigation and tactics.
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bravo1102 at 8:28PM, April 25, 2008
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What? The ANZACs were the ones who nearly won Gallipoli! It was the Brits who let them down! Oh and please let's not forget the French were there too.

Rememeber ANZAC day is also for their contribution to the Western Front in WWI and later on their work in WWII from Tobruk to Burma.
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ozoneocean at 11:35PM, April 25, 2008
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ANZAC day is the commemoration of the sacrifice made by Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey during the first world war, in 1915. But has since come to be a sort of general memorial day for other conflicts as well, especially since all Australian Gallipoli veterans are now dead. I don't know about the New Zealanders.

The Gallipoli assault failed because of poor British intelligence. ANZAC troops were landed at an extremely well defended area by mistake by the British. Many were mainly light cavalry troops who were unused to infantry tactics, I think they'd had to leave their horses behind in Egypt. They made the best of it, stormed the beaches in the face of well dug in Turkish guns and despite high losses, dug in themselves.

They managed to hold that position for about 8 months I think, with various actions and attacks over that time before a secret withdrawal was carefully planned and executed under the cover of darkness, using various tricks like automatically firing rifles in order to fool the Turks that their positions were still occupied. -or so the propaganda goes :)
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Pineapple at 12:50AM, April 26, 2008
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I means I get to sleep in :)
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lastcall at 3:25AM, April 26, 2008
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Well the guys at Blizzard commemorated your holiday with a loot weapon in World of Warcraft:

Anzac Dagger
Binds when equipped
One-Hand Dagger
58 - 108 Damage Speed 1.70
(48.8 damage per second)
Durability 55 / 55
Requires Level 61
Item Level 93
Auction: 16 Gold 27 Silver
Disenchant value: 5 Gold 60 Silver
Vendor value: 6 Gold 8 Silver 71 Copper
Source: Drop
Use: Random
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bravo1102 at 7:43AM, April 26, 2008
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1. Both NZ and Aus celebrate ANZAC day.
2. Whereas the Australian, New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) contained a brigade of Light Horse, the majority was infantry (two divisions)
(The Light Horse would go on to gain fame in their charge at Beersheba)

The most causulties were sustained were by the British,(120,000) then the French(27,000) and then the Australians(26,111) the New Zealanders (7,571) and then the Indians. (This is overall causulties actual results can be found here .

The initial landings were 35,000 Brits and 17,000 ANZACs. Indian, French Foreign Legion, French and French Colonial troops followed as reinforcments
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