World War I
Causes of World War I
Imperialism was one of the many, and vague, causes of WWI. The greed of growing empires caused many complications between countries which led to the Great War. The British Empire feared the enthusiasm of Germany, wanting to create their own empire of power. The larger an empire was, the more land and resources were owned. The great amounts of money made from trading resources, made an empire rich and extremely powerful. Empires and countries fighting over land, was one of the many causes of WWI.
Significant Battles of WWI for Australians
When Britain declared war in Germany in August 1914, Australia was brought into the situation. Australia's strong relationship with Britain, implied that Australia would support Britain and fight proudly for them. Soon the ANZACs were formed and many Australian men were willing to enlist for the war. Over 400,000 men volunteered in Australia and there was no conscription. This infers the great spirit the Australian's had, not knowing what they were going to be put through. By the end of the great war, each country fighting lost many of their soldiers. Australia lost 61,966 and 152,171 were injured. Many were also lost and never returned home to their families.