Dawn on 25 April marks the time when Australian and New Zealand forces landed north of Gaba Tepe on the Gallipoli Peninsula. They met fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders, along with the odd German advisor. News of the landing at Anzac Cove had made a profound impact on Australians at home, and 25 April soon became known as the day it is today - a day when Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died in war.
The story of Anzacs is one that all students know well. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for a further eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships (over 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed).