Then Britain’s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, joined New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to lay wreaths and commemorate the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day at Auckland War Memorial.
Heightened security saw about 1,000 police deployed across New Zealand at hundreds of locations and security concerns meant ANZAC Day events in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and elsewhere were scaled back.
ANZAC Day commemorates the bloody battle on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey during World War One. On April 25, 1915, thousands of ANZAC were among a larger Allied force that landed on the narrow beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula, an ill-fated campaign that would claim more than 130,000 lives.
While the Gallipoli campaign against the Turks failed, the landing date of April 25 has become a major d