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
6 March

1916 — The German Army, having received fresh artillery supplies, renewed its Verdun offensive, attacking along the west bank of the Meuse River and targeting two strategic hills in what is known as the Battle of the Flanks

1943 — In North Africa, Rommel’s counter-attack against Montgomery’s 8th Army fails