Salute to those killed in conflict

Members of the Albert Battery performing a gun salute during the Anzac Day dawn service held by the Currumbin Retired and Services League on Australia's Gold Coast.

Anzac Day marks the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops at Gallipoli in modern Turkey in World War I. It is a national day of remembrance that commemorates the nationals of the two countries who served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

The Anzac troops suffered heavy casualties in the campaign to capture the Gallipoli peninsula from the Ottoman Empire.

According to official statistics, there were more than 37 million military and civilian casualties in World War I (1914-1918).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2016, with the headline 'Salute to those killed in conflict'. Print Edition | Subscribe