Gallipoli- the Anzac Legend

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Gallipoli- The Anzac legend
Dion Freilich 10h

The Anzac Legend is the source of the Aussie Fight and bravery that will live on for future generations to understand and to acknowledge their courage and bravery.
Some would say The Anzac Legend all began when Britain declared they were in need of help and it was Australia's duty to go to their aid. Australia tossed aside experience and opted for youth. There were big incentives to go. To travel and visit foreign places, economic reasons, to be with their mates but the most incentive of all was that Britain needed help.

Although these facts are all true one of the most important was that they would have the honour of representing their country with honour and pride which is the true Anzac Legend. This was how the Australian Imperial Force was formed. The Australians worked hard and were enthusiastic and had all their equipment ready for battle and the troops headed to Egypt for training.

The larrikiness of the Australians was shown by their lack of discipline and disregard for the people of Egypt. We saw this in the movie when Frank Dunn and his mates caused trouble by harassing owners of shops and playing pranks on others and paying for prostitutes.

During this time more steps were taken to develop a legend by giving the troops a form of National Identity and calling them The Anzacs. We know now that it is now a part of Australia's cultural identity and origin on the battlefield. The Anzac's didn't have the firepower and weaponry of the Turks but they had brains and initiative which deemed them ready to hit the battlefields.

On the 21st of April the Soldiers were given the nod to go ahead with the landing by Sir Ian Hamilton who wrote an inspiring letter that probably gave the troops a great boost of confidence. They landed on the 25th of April at Anzac Cove with no fear just a killer instinct and a do or die attitude which had to be adopted for its the only way...
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