Thousands march in Sydney ANZAC Day parade

STORY: ANZAC Day originally commemorated a bloody battle on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey during World War One.

On April 25, 1915, thousands of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were among a larger Allied force that landed on the narrow beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula, in an ill-fated campaign that would claim more than 130,000 lives.

Today, Anzac Day honors all Australian and New Zealand troops from all conflicts.

The parade along Sydney's Elizabeth Street included members of Australia's Army, Navy and Airforce divisions former and current, along with allied service personnel.

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