The Sands of Gallipoli 2008 The Landing Collection

In 1914, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) were joined to create the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Originally to be sent to join the fight against Germany in France, they were diverted to Egypt for training after Turkey entered the war.

After the Royal Navy failed to breach the Turkish defences at the Dardanelles, a British plan was hastily cobbled together to launch a series of landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula. British and French troops were to land at Cape Helles and the Anzacs on the western side at Gaba Tepe.

Unfortunately, the Anzacs were landed more than a mile north of the intended target and, instead of the open Plains of Maidos, they were forced to attack in the broken foothills of the Sari Bair Range. Militarily they were never to recover from this disaster. It marred the plan and made their task impossible.

Few of the 12,000 that landed that day could have foreseen what lay ahead and how their actions would contribute to shaping the culture and spirit of their nations. It is a legend that will remain etched forever in the hearts and minds of Australians and New Zealanders.


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Sands of Gallipoli 2008 Lapel Pin

A stylish and attractive addition to any collection. This lapel pin is silver-plated and features a clear capsule in the centre. The capsule holds authentic sand collected from the beaches at Gallipoli and a gold plated miniature 1904 Rising Sun hat badge. Packaged in an acrylic display case. Size: 23 x 23mm.$9.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2008 Key Ring

This functional key ring is plated in highly polished silver. The attractive design features a clear capsule containing sand collected from the beaches at Gallipoli and a gold plated miniature 1904 Rising Sun hat badge. Packaged in an acrylic display case. Size: 40 x 70mm. $15.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2008 Pen

Hold a piece of history every time you put pen to paper. The two windows incorporated in this quality writing instrument showcase gold plated miniature 1904 Rising Sun hat badges and authentic sand collected from the beaches at Gallipoli.$19.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2008 Limited Editions Medallions Set of Two

The set contains two proof quality double-sided medallions minted from brass alloy, finished in highly polished gold and silver plate and housed in plastic coin capsules. Also included is a replica 1904 rising sun hat badge, all items are packaged in a quality leather and steel box, 200mm x 90mm high. The iconic images featured this year are "The Landing" and "Creating the Legend". Incorporated in the medallion 'The Landing' is a clear capsule containing authentic sand from Gallipoli and a miniature 1904 Rising Sun hat badge.

No more than 5,000 sets of two medallions will be released. Each set comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Medallion size 50mm by 4.5mm thick. $79.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2008 Limited Editions Medallions Set of Five

The set contains five proof quality double-sided medallions minted from brass alloy, finished in highly polished gold and silver plate and housed in plastic coin capsules. Also included is a replica 1904 rising sun hat badge, all items are packaged in a quality timber display case, 195mm wide x 245mm high x 30mm deep. The iconic images featured this year are "The Landing". Incorporated in the medallion 'The Landing' is a clear capsule containing authentic sand from Gallipoli and a miniature 1904 Rising Sun hat badge.

No more than 2,500 sets of five medallions will be released. Each set comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Medallion size 50mm by 4.5mm thick. $185.00.
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