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Prince William Joins Anzac Day Commemorations

Prince William Joins Anzac Day Commemorations (Credit: Kensington Palace)

Prince William attends Anzac Day commemorations alongside New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Picture: Kensington Palace).

The Duke of Cambridge has begun his two-day visit in New Zealand by attending an Anzac Day memorial service.

It is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to honour those who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Gallipoli was Australia and New Zealand’s first major battle of the First World War.

Waves of Allied forces launched an amphibious attack on the strategically important Turkish peninsula, which was key to controlling the Dardanelles straits, the crucial route to the Black Sea and Russia.

But the plan backed by Winston Churchill, then first lord of the admiralty, was flawed and the campaign, which faced a heroic defence by the Turks, led to stalemate and withdrawal eight months later.

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