Anzac Day


We celebrate today the Anzac Day, i.e. the commemoration of the men who were part of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars. The date (25 April), was chosen  because the ANZAC force landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

The image I’ve chosen for this post is a memorial on one of the pillars of the Cathedral of Amiens. Its text states:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS OF THOSE OF THE NEW ZEALAND DIVISION WHO FELL IN THE BATTLES OF THE SOMME AND IN THE FINAL DELIVERANCE OF THIS CITY

Another memorial, dedicated to Australian soldiers, can be found in the same cathedral.

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