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Anzac Day anniversary

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, April 26, 2014

THE Australian and New Zealand high commissions in Fiji marked the 99th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli with a solemn Anzac Day dawn stand-to yesterday.

The stand-to was led by acting Australian head of mission Glenn Miles and was attended by diplomats, dignitaries as well as representatives of the armed forces from around the world.

While Anzac Day honours Australians and New Zealanders who fought and died together on many battlefields around the world, it is the Gallipoli campaign which has come to embody the Anzac spirit.

The Anzacs who landed at Gallipoli suffered heavy losses and indeed the campaign would be doomed to defeat at the hands of the Turks but Mr Miles said it was important for different reasons.

"This was not a military triumph," Mr Miles said.

"But it was a human one ­ through displays of courage, resourcefulness, self sacrifice and friendship.

"It is this spirit that lives on, ensuring that Anzac Day and Gallipoli remain a defining part of our shared history."








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