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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Lest We Forget!

Today I got a complete stamp set from New Zealand on a postcard.

This is it:

ANZAC (issued 07-04-2015)
It is a joint issue with Australia.
Exactly 100 years ago British and French forces landed on the Ottoman peninsula Gallipoli. They tried to open the Dardanelles strait to the Allied fleets to get access to the Ottoman capital Constantinople, today's Istanbul. The campaign ended in January 1916 with an Ottoman victory. 8700 Australians and 2700 New Zealanders lost their lives in the battle. The anniversary of the campaign is remembered every year on 25th April as ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand and Tonga.

Thank You very much Sharon!

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