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A soldier from New Zealand or Australia.

[A(ustralian and) N(ew) Z(ealand) A(rmy) C(orps).]

An′zac′ adj.
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1. (Military) (in World War I) a soldier serving with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
2. (Military) (now) any Australian or New Zealand soldier
3. (Historical Terms) the Anzac landing at Gallipoli in 1915
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(ˈæn zæk)

any soldier from Australia or New Zealand.
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Noun1.Anzac - a soldier in the Australian and New Zealand army corps during World War I
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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[ˈænzæk] n abbr =Australia-New Zealand Army CorpsA.N.Z.A.C. m; (soldier) → soldato dell'A.N.Z.A.C.
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Anzac Day, commemorated on 25 April, marks the anniversary of the first major military action by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) in 1915 during the First World War.
Hampton presents an important critical campaign analysis of one part of the larger Somme Offensive that sheds light on the months the Anzacs fought an increasingly futile sideshow.
It recounts the events, hardships, battles and conditions of our brave ANZACs as they fought the determined Turkish soldiers at Gallipoli a hundred years ago.
The Brigade sustained more than 400 casualties in the first 10 days of fighting alongside the ANZACs.
If Gallipoli is where the nation was born, and if the Anzacs were responsible, then national inclusion implies a place in Australian military tradition.
The book also contains an interesting and informative page about the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).
' Indians and Anzacs' -- to commemorate the bravery of the Indian soldiers.
Dubai: A hundred years ago on April 25, 1915, 20,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers known as Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) landed on a cove in Turkey.
EcANAKKALE (CyHAN)- Some Anzacs, who was not let in the Dawn Services, which is being held to commemorate 100th Anniversary of Ecanakkale Ground War during which Anzac military forces carried out landing operation to Gallipoli in World War I., have organized alternative Dawn Services.
These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli.