25 April // 1915
Between 4.30am and 4.45am the 3rd Australian Brigade - 9th (Queensland), 10th (South Australia), 11th (Western Australia) and 12th (Tasmania, with some South Australia and Western Australia) Battalions and the 3rd Field Ambulance - landed on Gallipoli around Ari Burnu point. The rest of the Anzac corps came ashore throughout the day. By the evening, despite strong Turkish counter-attacks, the Anzacs held a narrow triangle of land roughly 2 kilometres long at its base on the coast and extending to just under a kilometre inland at its widest...
PS - I do not condone war, it is too often an economic exercise mastered to aquiring, expanding and protecting personal wealth (MUST read September 11, Chomsky. N).
I do, however, have the utmost respect for the men, women and families of all that put country before self. That choose to venture into the unknown fog of war, to uphold their beliefs. Lest We Forget.