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Anzac Day coverage on the Nine Network

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Nine’s Anzac Day coverage will commence with a special broadcast of TODAY from 5.30am on Monday, April 25.

Host Karl Stefanovic will be joined by Sylvia Jeffreys live from the RSL Anzac Village at Narrabeen on Sydney’s northern beaches, with regular crosses to Christine Ahern who will be covering the dawn service from Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance

The broadcast will also feature full coverage of the dawn service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

At 12.30pm, Peter Overton will present ANZAC DAY: A NINE NEWS SPECIAL, featuring live coverage of the dawn services in Gallipoli, Turkey and Villers-Brettoneux in France.

Nine News reporter Seb Costello will be on the ground at Gallipoli, while Amelia Ballinger will be live from Villers-Brettoneux and Ben Hennessy will report from London.

A comprehensive wrap of all Anzac Day commemorations will also be presented in Nine News bulletins at 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.00pm and 6.00pm.   

This year we will pause to remember three of Australia’s greatest heroic moments in war:

·         The 100th anniversary of the nation’s most deadly battle at Pozieres on the Western Front in the First World War.

·         The Siege of Tobruk in World War II, where our diggers were branded “the rats” – not an insult, but a compliment because they were admired for their incredible ability to survive.

·         The Battle of Long Tan, where 108 Australian troops were caught under fire by an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 during the Vietnam War.