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Australians And New Zealanders Commemorate ANZAC Day In Croatia

Australians and New Zealanders based in the Croatian capital Zagreb gathered on Thursday to commemorate ANZAC Day, an Australian and New Zealand national day of remembrance commemorating their troops who fought at Gallipoli during World War 1.

A mass service, led by Bishop Juraj Jezerinac, was held at the Military Ordinate which was attended by the Australian Ambassador to Croatia Susan Cox, New Zealand Consulate to Croatia Nikola Jelincic and the Turkish Ambassador to Croatia Burak Özügergin. After the service an ode took place before a bugler played ‘The Last Post’ as the flags of New Zealand and Australia were raised.

78,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) died whilst fighting during the war and ANZAC day, which falls on 25 April, has become a tradition which to commemorate the lives of Australians and New Zealanders lost in World War 1 and in subsequent wars.

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