Anzac Day marked by thousands at Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux

Anzac Day marked by thousands at Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux

Updated April 25, 2018 15:49:47 Photo: The crowd was rugged up against the pre-dawn chill in northern France (Lisa Millar) Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has praised the feats of Australian troops in the battle to re-take the French village of Villers-Bretonneux exactly a century ago. Mr Turnbull was speaking at …

Anzac Day 2018: Military cousins now brothers in arms with Turk great-grandfather who fought at Gallipoli

Anzac Day 2018: Military cousins now brothers in arms with Turk great-grandfather who fought at Gallipoli

Updated April 25, 2018 10:03:45 Photo: Turkish-born Hasan Kacmaz is at home in his Australian Army uniform. (ABC Goldfields-Esperance: Jarrod Lucas) More than a century ago, Hasan Kacmaz’s great-grandfather was fighting off an invasion from Australian and Commonwealth military forces at Gallipoli. The Turkish-born migrant believes his family elder would …

Bus carrying Australians on way to Anzac Day ceremonies in Gallipoli catches fire

Bus carrying Australians on way to Anzac Day ceremonies in Gallipoli catches fire

Posted April 25, 2018 09:06:34 Australians and New Zealanders on their way to Anzac Day ceremonies at Gallipoli had a lucky escape after their bus burst into flames. Forty-five passengers were making the five-hour trip from the Turkish city of Izmir to Anzac Cove when the engine began smoking in …

Unknown Australian soldier identified as a ‘true hero of Gallipoli’ more than 100 years later

Unknown Australian soldier identified as a ‘true hero of Gallipoli’ more than 100 years later

Posted April 21, 2018 16:36:36 Photo: Australian soldiers at the Mena Camp in Egypt during World War I. (Australian War Memorial (AWM C02588)) For a century, Gallipoli veteran Private Edward Attfield was thought to have deserted from the Australian Army. But a Victorian researcher has helped prompt work to identify …

Newcastle Gallipoli Legion Club ‘livid’ after headquarters vandalised ahead of Anzac Day

Newcastle Gallipoli Legion Club ‘livid’ after headquarters vandalised ahead of Anzac Day

Posted April 20, 2018 13:08:48 Photo: A graffiti tag can be seen on the Gallipoli Legion Club in Newcastle on April 18. (Facebook: Gallipoli Legion Club) Officials at the Gallipoli Legion Club in Newcastle are furious after their headquarters was targeted by vandals in the lead-up to Anzac Day. Video …

Sydney artist Steve Lopes wins Gallipoli Art Prize with Mont St Quentin homage

Sydney artist Steve Lopes wins Gallipoli Art Prize with Mont St Quentin homage

Posted April 18, 2018 18:57:45 Photo: Steve Lopes with his winning work, a landscape painting of the overgrown Mont St Quentin battlefield (By Antonette Collins) The taking of Mont St Quentin on the Western Front is regarded as one of Australia’s finest efforts during World War I. A century on, …