Every year on the 25th of April, thousands of New Zealanders get up very early in the morning to join dawn parade ceremonies around the country. Later, many more people attend Anzac Day services to commemorate the soldiers who died at Gallipoli in 1915 and to celebrate the spirit of the ANZACs.
A rich history lies behind the meaning of Anzac Day – it is a very important day in the New Zealand calendar. In Anzac Day: The New Zealand Story you will discover:
- What happened at Gallipoli
- The order of the Anzac Day service
- Why we wear poppies on Anzac Day
- Where Anzac biscuits come from.
Philippa Werry provides a wealth of captivating stories, photographs, paintings, poems, monuments and memorials in her fascinating book, which tells the story of Anzac Day in New Zealand and around the world.
About the Author: Philippa Werry lives in Wellington and writes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. Her work has been widely published and several of her books have been shortlisted for awards and prizes She has a special interest in history which has led to books like Anzac Day, Waitangi Day, Armistice Day, The New Zealand Wars and Antarctic Journeys.