ANZAC
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ANZAC

The Allied operations on the Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli in 1915 marked the first time ANZAC forces fought in the European theater of war. The completion of this mission in January of 1916 also brought to an end the deployment of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) along this front. Troops from Australia and New Zealand were now sent to the more important theaters of the First World War.

Initially the corps was transferred to Egypt for rest, training, and expansion. Divided into the I and II ANZAC Corps, the men were ordered in May of 1916 to …

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Prior, Robin and Wilson, Trevor, “ANZAC”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 16 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0018>
First published online: 2015



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