Australia High Commission holds ANZAC Day commemoration service in Dhaka

"We hope that mankind can one day realise the futility of war so that others don't have to make the same sacrifice".

But many would be unaware of the lesser known story behind the dawn service tradition's humble beginnings.

Commemorations have already started in Adelaide with a service remembering police officers who died while on military duty, and in Perth marking the 75th anniversary of a WWII massacre of Australian nurses. As we still commemorate it now, this was known as the "First Light".

"This peninsula of war is now a place of friendship and healing".

Mr Hills was also supportive of the, at the time, controversial decision to move the Mothers' Memorial to its present site.

War pictures are projected on a building near the Cenotaph during the Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney on April 25, 2017.

This year's theme for Anzac Day is "Service and Sacrifice", honouring not only the men who died for their country, but also the men who served, in any way, shape or form.

"Their significant contribution to the defence of Australia and to the Anzac spirit went unrecognised for many decades simply because of their racial heritage".

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Mr Katter said a Henry Lawson poem called Scots of the Riverina captured that grief well and took it to a personal level.

The year 1917 on the Western Front delivered losses in lives that a young Australian nation "never considered in its darkest moments", Veterans Affairs Minister Dan Tehan has said at the Anzac Day dawn service in northern France.

There is no other day on the calendar that conveys so profoundly the values we, as Australians, hold dear. One hundred years ago, the Battle of Passchendaele marked one of the blackest days in Allied history.

Maroochydore RSL president Michael Liddelow believed the 100th anniversary service had been the catalyst for a swell in the number of young people paying their respects, and they were out in force.

High Commissioner Julia Niblett, along with the Bangladesh government representative, Air Commodore M Habib Ahsan Khan, Turkish Ambassador Devrim Öztürk, and Honorary Consul of New Zealand Neaz Ahmed, placed wreaths at the remembrance service in Dhaka.

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But the plan backed by Winston Churchill, then first lord of the admiralty, was flawed and the campaign, which faced a heroic defence by the Turks, led to stalemate and withdrawal eight months later.

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