ANZAC DAY

World War 1

World War 1 was caused by militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism which created conflict between the Great Powers (Italy, France, Germany, The British Empire, Russia and the Austria-Hungarian Empire). Another main reason for the start of World War 1 was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.


ANZAC Day Remembrance

Thursday, April 25th 2013 at 4:30am-12pm

Epping RSL

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Epping RSL for people any age from toddlers to grandparents who would like to come along and pay their respect.


Then a kids fun and learn session where they can learn about the importance of ANZAC Day and why we remember and pay our respect to the Australian soldiers who fought in World War 1. They will also learn about the Australian involvement in World War 1, the battles and the significance of ANZAC Day for Australians.


World War 1

World War 1 impacted largely on Australians because all of the soldiers were sons, brothers, husbands, partners, uncles or fathers and many of them didn't come back home. It impacted Australia as a country because of such a big loss of people.


ANZAC DAY

ANZAC Day is significant for Australians because it is a day where we remember and have pride for the soldiers who fought for us in World War 1. ANZAC Day reminds us of the bravery, loyalty, courage and love the soldiers demonstrated. It was showing Australia and New Zealand becoming a nation even though they were on the other side of the world fighting for the British Empire.


Remebrance Day - The Last Post

World War 1

The significant battles of World War 1 for Australians were at Gallipoli and the Western Front. The Western Front was the name the Germans gave to the trenches that ran 700 kilometres from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border. As at Gallipoli machine gun fire had caused terrible casualties on the Western Front. Both sides had dug trenches sometimes only a few metres apart. On the 25th of April 1915, the ANZACS had landed on the shores of Gallipoli thinking of war as a holiday not expecting the events that were about to happen.