Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign 0n 25th April 1915 that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during World War One. Thousands of men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) died during the failed Gallipoli landings in Turkey in 1915, which aimed to take control of the Dardanelles waterway – a key route to the Black Sea and Russia.
The events of 1915 and the conflicts that followed have been remembered on 25th April since 1916.
On 24-25April 1918, Australian and New Zealand and British military recaptured French town Veillers-Bretonneux from Nazis (the Battle of Veillers-Bretonneux). Prince Charles was in Veillers-Bretonneux today, to commemorate, this battle 100 years on.
I had not heard of it prior to today but, in addition to Prince Charles being in France there was a service at Westminster. New Dad of three William attended and forthcoming bride and groom respectively Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended THE Westminster service.