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Using archival footage back to 1896, and computer animation, this program investigates the causes of "The Great War". It examines the three "isms" - Militarism, Nationalism and Imperialism, as well as the Alliance system and the fall of Bismarckian Diplomacy, the July Crisis and the Schlieffen Plan.
ABC 3D Documentary about WWI ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
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Historians still debate whether the Anzac troops were landed at the correct place. Why did the Allied commanders send Australian troops to land on a beach before rugged hills, ridges and steep gullies? What was the objective? What happened?
An online exhibition by the Imperial War Museum and the Australian War Memorial that provides you with detailed background information on the Gallipoli campaign and the important people, places, and events.
Although the First World War ended 93 years ago, the conflict continues to reach the news headlines. Here is an overview of some of the most noteworthy news stories about the First World War from the past year. From History Today.
The Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park, London, commemorates the service men and women who served in WWI and WWII. You can spin the globe and view stories of the battles in which the service men and women fought.
This Australian journey through the Western Front follows a virtual tour across the map of western Belgium and northern France. From this page, in chronological order, you can read about the battles in which Australians fought from their arrival on the Western Front in April 1916 through to the last battles of the war in 1918.
Australia's audiovisual heritage online provides you with a collection of video clips on World War I. You will find a thumbnail print and a title for each video and also the source of each, the rating, and a summarised description. When you click on a video you will discover curator's notes about the video and education notes for teachers. The video clips have been taken from feature films, documentaries, television programs, and newsreels of the time.
This Australian Government website looks at women in action across a number of wars - World Wars One and Two, Malaya, Vietnam, Korea and the Gulf War - with a particular emphasis on Australian nursing services. Official recognition of women's service is described.
This website examines the impact WWI had on the fledgling Australian nation. A range of issues is addressed, such as: the male population’s reaction to recruiting drives; Gallipoli; the government’s wider range of powers over some aspects of people’s lives; effects on the economy, and the changing role of women. Cartoons, posters and photographs illustrate the information.