Monday, November 18, 2013

Australia & New Zealand share WWI archive

It was announced on Remembrance Day, a day to mark the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War, that Australians and New Zealanders will be able to access a shared archive of World War I records online to commemorate the Anzac centenary at Discovering Anzacs website.
The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps which comprised troops from the First Australian Imperial Force and 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey.
The Discovering Anzacs website, developed by the National Archives of Australia, went live on Remembrance Day and Archives New Zealand will make their World War I records available on the site from April 2014.
As well as providing access to digitized Australian and New Zealand service records from World War I, the website will contain other records including files on internment, munitions workers and the Boer War. 

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