World War 1

recreate and learn about world war 1

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Recreating War

Sunday, June 9th 2013 at 12pm


Do you want to be apart of WW1, well we are going to being going back in time and we are going to recreate War to show people of all ages how people in war had to live, react and see what harsh conditions they lived in.

Causes of world war 1

On June 28, 1914, a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The assassination set off a chain of events that would lead to the start of World War I barely one month later.

The Australian involvement of WW1

Most of the men accepted into the army in August 1914 were sent first to Egypt, not Europe, to meet the threat Turkey posed to British interests in the Middle East and the Suez Canal. After four and a half months of training near Cairo, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) departed by ship for the Gallipoli peninsula. The ANZACs landed at what became known as ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915 and established a foothold on the steep slopes above the beach. During the early days of the campaign, the allies tried to break through Turkish lines, while the Turks tried to drive the allied troops off the peninsula. Attempts on both sides ended in failure and the ensuing stalemate continued for the remainder of 1915. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, revered in Turkey as the saviour of the Battle of Gallipoli and as the father of the country that he helped form after the war, wrote in 1934 a tribute to the ANZACs:
"Those heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives… you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears. Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land, they have become our sons as well."

Following Gallipoli, Australian forces fought campaigns on the Western Front and in the Middle East. When the AIF divisions arrived in France, the war on the Western Front had long settled into a stalemate, with the opposing armies facing each other from trench systems that extended across Belgium and north-east France, from the English Channel to the Swiss border.

Anzacs - Broodseinde Ridge Pillbox Attack
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The Impact of Great War at Home

Many people in the home front were very scared and worried because they wanted to know how all the men were: if they were dead, or winning. The impact was that once war was over, everyone found out that war wasnt how Government had shown them.

The significance of ANZAC Day for Australians

ANZAC day is when all australians think about ww1. we think of how people were at war and we respect them. we listen to the last post and we are proud of Austrlalia and out troops. We celerbrate ANZAC Day on the 25th of April.