Maori soldiers, Australian troops and Alphajet aircraft from French elite acrobatic flying team Patrouille de France taking part in the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris yesterday. Troops from Australia and New Zealand were guests of honour at this year's parade in recognition of their sacrifice in the Battle of Somme, one of World War I's bloodiest battles 100 years ago. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps suffered more than 30,000 casualties in the battle, and their sacrifice remains deeply etched in the collective memory of the two countries. With France still on high alert for terror attacks, the parade took place under tight security, both on the ground and in the air.
PublishedJul 15, 2016, 5:00 am SGT
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