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ANZAC Day march
Title : ANZAC Day march ANZAC Day march
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Creator : Casson, Laurence S, 1906-2000
Date of creation : ca. 1950
Format : Film
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The State Library holds 48 film reels (available on videotape) taken by Laurence S Casson between 1934-1976. Casson's recordings show Pinnaroo and the surrounding district, family occasions and various South Australian events.

This segment shows an ANZAC Day march through the streets of Adelaide, circa 1950.

ANZAC Day (April 25) marks the date the Allied forces landed at the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 in an attempt to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul), capital of the Ottoman Empire and an ally of Germany. The campaign lasted 8 months and cost 8,000 Australian lives.

The first ANZAC Day was held in 1916 to commemorate those who were sacrificed during the Gallipoli campaign, and continued after the war's end as a day of commemoration for the 60,000 Australians who died in the Great War.

ANZAC Day is now an opportunity to honour and commemorate all those who have died for or served Australia in armed conflict.
Period : 1946-1979
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Carlyon, Les. The great war, Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006

Gammage, Bill. The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1990

Kent, David. From trench and troopship : the experience of the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1919, Alexandria, N.S.W. : Hale & Iremonger , 1999

Macdougall, Anthony. Australians at war : a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

Robertson, John. Anzac and Empire : the tragedy & glory of Gallipoli, [Richmond, Vic.] : Hamlyn Australia, 1990

Internet links :

Australian War Memorial: Anzac Day

Australian War Memorial: The Anzac Day tradition

Department of Defence: Anzac Day



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