History

The ANZAC Memorial was created by the people of New South Wales as a place to remember the impact of the Great War (1914 – 1918). Although the Memorial did not open until 1934 the need for the Memorial was recognised as soon as the casualty figures from the 1915 Gallipoli campaign became public knowledge. Planning for a Memorial of some kind began with the establishment of a fund on the first anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1916.

 

On this day
30 March

1941 — GEN Rommel launched a counter-attack against Allied forces in LIBYA. Allied numbers had been depleted by the decision to commit troops to the defence of Greece and Rommel saw an opportunity to exploit this situation and attack, despite orders from Hitler that he should maintain a defensive position