Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Here are some photos of these warriors in action.
Australian troops travelling in an M113 armoured personnel carrier (APC), provide protection for East Timorese firefighters
The cross of Long Tan, Vietnam 2013. During the Vietnam War, 108 Australian soldiers stood against some 1,500 to 2,500 Vietnamese forces near the village of Long Tan. The enemy forces were soundly defeated.
The body of Private Michael (Mick) Alwyn Bourke, 1 RAR, is farewelled at a ceremony at Tan Son Nhut airbase before being flown back to Australia.
Several unidentified Australian soldiers lie strapped to their stretchers in a tiered formation inside a RAAF Hurcules aircraft, whilst two nurses check on them prior to their flight to either Saigon or Butterworth for recuperation. All personnel are unidentified. 1966
Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates 37 dead Kiwi soldiers
The Australian Tracker Dog Unit in the Vietnam war
No. 9 Squadron RAAF Iroquois helicopter in Vietnam.
Members of the Royal New Zealand Artillery (RNZA) firing an M2A2 Howitzer.
I wanted to post these photos to honor those men and women from Australia and New Zealand who fought to defend the South Vietnamese people against the communists from the north.
On this Anzac Day: Salute !