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World War I

Causes

World War I was caused by many things, but the main cause was the shooting of Arch Duke Ferdinand. The assassination was planed by a Serbian terrorist group, called "The Black Hand." The man who shot Franz Ferdinand and his wife was a Bosnian Revolutionary. Austria-Hungry took advantage of the shooting and went to Serbia, where they had many disagreements and arguments, which lead to Austria-Hungry declaring War on Serbia.

Australia's Involvement

Australia's involvement in World War I was;

- Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force taking possession of German New Guinea: 1914

- Royal Australian Navy made a significant contribution when HMAS Sydney destroyed the German raider SMS Emden: 1914

- Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed at Gallipoli together with troops from New ZEaland, Britain, and Franxe: 1915

- Ended with evacuation of troops: 1915

- Australian forces fought campaigns on the Western Front and in the Middle East

- Australia and other allied troops advanced into Palestine and captured Gaza and Jerusalem: 1918

- The ANZAC's

Significant Battles

Some of the significant battles of Wolrd War I are;

- The battles of Verdun: 1916

- The battles of the Marne: 1914, 1918

- The battles of Ypres, Beligium: 1914, 1915, 1917

- The battle of the Somme, France: 1916

- The battle of Cambrai: 1917

- The battle of Gallipoli, Turkey

- The battle of Bullecourt, France: 1917

- The battle of the Messines, Belgium: 191

Impact At Home

Some of the impacts that Wolrd War I had on the people at home were; that families started to panic and buy heaps of food, and not ration it out, which meant that shops would sell out to quickly. Also the family businesses were going down hill, because the men would usually run it, but they were fighting in war, so they could not. The women tried to help out as much as they could by, knitting socks, raising money and making clothing for the soldiers.

Significance of ANZAC Day

ANZAC day commemorates on the 25th of April, every year. ANZAC stands for, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The significance of ANZAC day to many Australians is that it's a national day to stop; reflect, thank and remember the people who fought in the war for us today. Over 8000 soldiers who showed bravery, ingenuity and endurance, died that day, that's why it made such a big impact on Australia. Charles Bean said that the

landing on Gallipoli was like a sense of Australian nationhood

was born, it then became the ANZAC legend.