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Anzac Day Dawn Service Villers-Bretonneux

Members of the Australian and French public attend the 2013 ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, France. The memorial and service honours all Australian soldiers who died on the Western Front as well as the many who returned wounded, in body and spirit, and who, like their country, would be forever changed by the First World War. On 25 April, 1918, three years to the day after the landings at Gallipoli, the Australian 13th and 15th Brigades, with the assistance of British units, counter-attacked Villers-Bretonneux, securing the town and halted the German advance to Amiens.


The Ceremony today honours both Australian and New Zealand forces.

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