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a place of pride and sorrow
in Turkey

100 Years On

New Zealand remembers the 2779 New Zealanders, the fallen heroes in WWI
and the birth of the ANZAC
in April 1915

(New Zealand Herald, April 25, 2015)



Australians and New Zealander in Hong Kong commemorated Gallipoli 100
and the ANZAC Day on 25 April 2015

On 25 April 2015, people from Australian and New Zealand communities and associations living in Hong Kong, the SAR of China, commemorated the landing of the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915 in a ceremony attended also by representatives from embassies of different countries in Hong Kong to show their respect to those who died in WWI on both sides of the battle in Gallipoli, a place of pride and sorrow on this special day now called the ANZAC day. According to Mr Paul Tighe, the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong, the commemoration is not to celebrate war but to pay respect to those human beings who selflessly sacrificed their lives in WWI. The ANZAC day is also the most important day of remembrance for the whole nation in Australia to remember the spirit of bravery and sacrifice of Australians in different parts of the world who safeguard the Australian core values (based on a news report in Chinese on Apple Daily 25.04.201)




Photos by Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong