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2 June 1915

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  • Major-General Alexander Godley, commander of the Australian and New Zealand Division, addresses Australian troops in Reserve Gully at Gallipoli, declaring:

I have come here today to tell you with what great pride and satisfaction I have watched your performances during the last five weeks … Yours is a fine record and one which you yourselves and Australia should be proud of.

  • The Australian Government authorises the recruitment film, A Hero of the Dardanelles
  • Sergeant Cyril Lawrence of the 2nd Field Company Engineers, arrives at Gallipoli. He describes his first impression of the Anzac Cove area in his diary:

Above all, the thing that meets, or rather hits, the eye is the number of ‘dugouts’ … The whole landscape is covered with them. It looks for all the world like a mining camp.