Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
21 gun salute. A 21 gun salute is usually reserved for royalty and heads of state.
|Alec was the last Anzac but other nations (including France, Britain, Canada and of course Turkey) took part in the Gallipoli campaign. How many Gallipoli veterans were alive when Alec died?||The Last of the Anzacs
none. Alec was the last of them all. The last French veteran was Ernest Stocanne (died 1999 aged 105), the last Turkish veteran was Adil Sahin (died 1999), the last British veteran was Percy Goring (died 2001 aged 103) and the last New Zealand veteran was Doug Dibley (died 1997 aged 100)
May 16, 2002. Alec was surprised when he was told he was the last surviving Gallipoli veteran. He said 'All those young men gone.'
|Many years after the Gallipoli was over, Alec and more than 50 veterans, made a trip back to Gallipoli for a special anniversary service. What anniversary was it?||The Last of the Anzacs
75th. This was in 1990. Alec went off, by himself, to find the trench he had occupied all those years ago. While looking for it Alec managed to fall into a hole. As an army officer pulled him out Alec declared he had found his long-lost trench.
|After Gallipoli Alec returned to Australia. He was to be married twice. What were his wives' names?||The Last of the Anzacs
Both were called Kathleen. Alec became a father for the last time at age 69. At the time of his death Alec had 9 children, 33 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
November. Alec was only at Gallipoli a few weeks. One of his jobs was to haul water up to the trenches. It didn't take long for him to come very ill with influenza and the extreme cold. After evacuation he came down with the mumps. His illness brought on Bell's Palsy and one side of his face was paralysed for the rest of his life.
|The Anzacs first landed at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. Alec wasn't among the original Anzacs that landed that day. He didn't arrive until later in the year. Of the men that arrived on that first day of the campaign who was the last survivor?||The Last of the Anzacs
Ted Matthews. Ted died in 1997 aged 101. Ted served at Gallipoli until he was evacuated on 19 December 1915. April 25 is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand and it is a public holiday. Alec took part in the 2002 Anzac parade three weeks before his death.
'The Kid'. Realising how young he really was, the older soldiers tried to protect Alec as best they could.
16. Alec lied about his age when he enlisted. He gave his age as 18, not 16. His mother was heartbroken when he joined up as her brother's only son had already died at Gallipoli. His father was so upset that he refused to go to the docks to see his son off.
Alec Campbell. Alec William Campbell was born in Launceston, Tasmania on February 26, 1899. His father was a commercial traveller.
|What is the name given to what occurs on the early morning of Anzac Day where people remember what the troops have done by saving us from danger?||Anzac Day: A Sacred Quiz
Dawn Service. The Dawn Service observed on Anzac Day has its origins in an operational routine which is still observed by the Australian Army today. In the morning was normally the best time to attack the enemy as they find it harder to see looking into the grey of the early morning, everyone had to keep their eyes open. Soldiers in defensive positions were woken up in the dark, before dawn, so that they were awake, alert and ready to shoot any attackers.
Turkey. The Anzacs faced a well prepared country with a well trained army. Thousands of Australian and New Zealand men died in the hours and days once they landed on the shores of Gallipoli. The beach would eventually come to be known as Anzac Cove.
Gallipoli. As part of the larger British Empire, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - the ANZACs - were brought in from training in Egypt to take part in the war. The ANZACs were made up of groups called the 1st Australian Division and the New Zealand and Australian Division. On 25 April 1915, the ANZACs landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
|In World War I, Australia and New Zealand were also fighting with the allies. Which countries were in this group called the Allies?||Anzac Day: A Sacred Quiz
Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the USA. Along with the Allies (Britain, France and Russia, Italy, Japan, and the USA [from 1917]), Australia was fighting against the Central Powers (Germany, Turkey [then known as the Ottoman Empire], Austria-Hungary).
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On 25 April every year Australians remember Anzac Day. It is Australia's day of mourning as it is a sacred day. The day has the same significance in New Zealand, Australia's friend and partner in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in the fighting in 1915.
|Which author wrote a book about the Anzacs in 1978, popularising an Anzac legend? ||The Anzacs
Patsy Adam-Smith. The book went on to share The Age Book of the Year Award in 1979.
|What were the Anzac casualties in World War Two?||The Anzacs
12 000 dead, 17 000 wounded. If the Anzacs had taken part in D-Day, the casualties would have been much higher. The casualty list ends in March-May 1944, because of the recall home, however, the Japanese invasion never came.
|In terms of the percentage of the population committed as soldiers to the Allies in World War Two, where did Australia and New Zealand rank?||The Anzacs
Second. They were second only to the British in the percentage of the population commited as soldiers to the allies in World War Two. The Russians were third.
|In World War Two, who was commander in chief of Anzac forces in the Mediterrean and African theatre of war?||The Anzacs
General Bernard Cyril Freyberg. Bernard Cyril Freyberg was wounded 9 times in World War One and promoted to general at the age of 27. He also served as Governor-General of New Zealand from 1946 to 1952.
|On which day do Australia and New Zealand celebrate Anzac day?||The Anzacs
April 25th. This national holiday is in remembrance for those in the Anzacs who died at Gallipoli in 1915.
|According to the New Zealand Prime Minister, what was the greatest success for the Anzacs in the war?||The Anzacs
A new sense of nationhood. New Zealand and Australia were British Dominions, and so, their help in the victory of World War One helped them feel like their own country. After WWI, even though they were both still Dominions of Britain, they - together with the other Dominions, Canada and South Africa - gained full independence.
18 000 dead, 40 000 wounded. Of these, 48% happened at the Somme, 30% at Gallipoli, and the rest in various other campaigns.
|In which Western Front battle did the Anzacs fight in the second half of WWI?||The Anzacs
The Somme. In the battle of the Somme, the Anzacs lost the second greatest number of men in relation to the number fighting. The casualties were higher than at Gallipoli.
|How many Anzacs were in the Allied fighting force in World War One?||The Anzacs
103, 000. These troops are most widely associated with the Gallipoli landings of 1915, where they suffered heavy losses, but they went on to fight in other theatres of war.