DHL delivers mementos for ANZAC day

Over 50 artillery shells collected from all over Europe were shipped from Belgium to complete historic 18-pounder gun exhibit, known as the ANZAC centennial gun project.

ANZAC Australia DHL Global Forwarding Jim Frecklington New Zealand South Pacific Tony Boll

DHL Global Forwarding, a provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, is playing its part in the 100-year anniversary of ANZAC day with the shipment of historic ammunition shells and projectiles gathered from European battlefields where Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought in World War One. The 50 ammunition shells and projectiles in seven boxes and weighing around 300 kg were collected in Ypres, Belgium and shipped to Heathrow free of charge by DHL Global Forwarding Australia, before being flown to Sydney.

Tony Boll, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding South Pacific said: “We are truly honoured to play a role in such a unique project. The spent ammunition  Ì¶  all inert  Ì¶  will go into a limber that accompanies the horse-drawn 18-pounder gun, creating a historic record of the battles where ANZAC forces played such a significant role  Ì¶  so very far from home  Ì¶  100 years ago. We decided to sponsor our part of the shipment cost because it will be of great educational value to Australians and News Zealanders for many years to come.”

April 25 will mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day   Ì¶   Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)  Ì¶   a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations”.