Município, Santo Antonio

ANZAC commemorative ceremony in Lisbon

27, April 2015
  • Anzac Day Centenary
    Anzac Day Centenary

On April 26, a commemorative ceremony was held by the Monument to the Fallen of the Great War on Avenida da Liberdade to mark the centennial of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – ANZAC - on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The ceremony, organized by the Australian Embassy in Lisbon, was attended by Carlos Manuel Castro, Councillor for International Relations at the Lisbon Municipality, Ms Anne Plunkett, Australian Ambassador and Ms Susannah Gordon, Deputy Head of Mission at the New Zealand Embassy in Paris, as well as Ms Ebru Gokdenizler, Ambassador of Turkey and other civil, religious and military people.

ANZAC Day - The Gallipoli Campaign

The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Battle of the Dardanelles, took place on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey between April 25, 1915 and January 9, 1916. It was one of the most tragic and costly campaigns of World War I. British (including Indian), French, Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli in an attempt to capture the Dardanelles Strait from the Ottoman Turkish Empire. The attempt failed, with heavy losses on both sides, particularly among the ANZAC forces (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), following the retreat of the allies.