The half-light of dawn was one of the times favoured for launching an attack by the allies in World War I. Soldiers in defensive positions were woken in the dark before dawn, so by the time first light crept across the battlefield they were awake, alert, & manning their weapons; known as the “stand-to”.

On April 25th, 1916 the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) implemented a dawn vigil that has became a commemoration of the comradery soldiers felt in those quiet, peaceful moments before dawn.

On this day & at the break of dawn we gather to remember and reflect on the many different meanings of war, and the impact it’s had on the world, especially in Egypt and in the Mediterranean (Turkey).