New Zealand PM Ardern commemorates ANZAC Day

The day marks the landing of thousands of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey on April 25, 1915.

The ill-fated military campaign against the Turks has become an important anniversary to remember troops from both countries who served and died in war.

It also marked the first time soldiers from Australia and New Zealand fought under their own flags and is seared in the national consciousness as a point when their nations came of age, emerging from the shadow of the British empire.