World War 1
History of Australia
New Zealand History
What was the landscape at ANZAC Cove?
How is Anzac Cove related to Anzac Day?
Anzac Cove is where the ANZAC forces first fought during the Gallipoli campaign of WW1. The ANZACs were the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and the cove was named after them. The troops landed at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, but its original name was Ari Birun. Four days after the landing, General William Birdwood, commander of ANZAC, recommended that the site of the landing be named Anzac Cove.