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1n 1915, a group of Australians and New Zealanders (the ANZACs) made a landing on the Turkish Gallipoli peninsula. Over the next eight months these men displayed "courage, endurance, initiative, discipline, and mateship." Out of their number, nine were awarded the Victoria Cross, and this website from the Australian War Memorial pays tribute to their deeds. The website starts with a brief description of the Victoria Cross and its history, and visitors can move along to learn more about each of the nine recipients. A good place to start is by clicking on Lance Corporal Albert Jacka, and reading about his superhuman effort to attack the enemy soldiers who had occupied his trench. Their stories are quite amazing, and this site could be used in the classroom or for a bit of personal edification on World War I.
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