World War 1

100 years since Gallipoli, how much do you know?


The major causes of World War 1 is known as main.

Militarism is building up or creating a large military, to have bigger and better weapons. This meant that Britain had a small permanent army that wanted to create better forces to knock out their opponents.

Alliance is an agreement between two or more countries to help each other out and defend each other. some of the alliances are; Triple alliances, Germany, Austro- Hungarian Empire and Italy.

Imperialism is when a country attempts to extend its power and influence over other countries. through diplomacy or military force. Tensions between colonies increased this caused more tension to increase possibly causing war.

Nationalism... Pride in ones country. extreme nationalism, is to believe you're better than other countries and/or people and are willing to defend your country. This was one of the main causes in WW1.

Australian Involvment in the War

Where it all started...

~ The men who were accepted first went to Egypt instead of going to Europe.

~ They trained for 4 1/2 months in Cairo, then the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) left and headed for Gallipoli.

~ They tried to get through to the Turkish, while the Turks tried to push the Australians back to the sea, this failed which meant that they had to remain stalemate for a long period of time.

Significant battles of WW1 for Australilans...

Western front:

~ It got its name from the Germans after they used to run a series of trenches from Belgian coast to the Swiss border.

~In Gallipoli, they used fierce machines guns that took the lives of several people.

~The British needed to get more troops on board urgently, this meant that they had to stay in Egypt so the could recover.


~25th of April, was the day the ANZACs landed on the Gallipoli Peninsular.

~More than 11,000 ANZACs died on the Gallipoli Peninsula with in 8 months.

~ one of the main reasons that Gallipoli failed was that the boats that were carrying Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed in the wrong spot, therefore this meant that they had to face steep cliffs, firings, and shootings from the Turkish soldiers.

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Impact of Great War on Australians at home...

Small business companies would suffer from the men they lost in the war causing a significant decrease in earnings and profit, as more men left for war they fell short of labour.

It was not only the mental stress that the families were put under, it was also the physical.

Families and friends were highly distressed not knowing if their loved ones were going to come home alive or not, it was a stressful and depressing time for many, imagine not seeing someone you loved for 4 years.

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Significance of Anzac Day

Anzac day is annually held on the 25th of April. It is probably Australia's most important national occasion,

Remembrance day is held on the 11.11 every year and it signifies when the two enemies put there weapons down. We pause for a minute to remember those lost.

~ Anzac Legend:

There are so many remarkable places that signify the people who fought for our country in the war. The shine of the remembrance is located in Melbourne's CBD, a communal place where relatives, tourists or just people in general can come and reflect on the lives lost.

The Australians and new Zealanders came together to give Australia a well known and positive reputations. The work and strength of these men has given us Australians a reason to be proud.

An armistice is a formal agreement of two parties to stop fighting.

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