ANZAC Info Night!

Come and learn about Australias involvement in World War I

Please join us and learn about Australia's involvement in World War I. Down below are the listed topics we will cover on our information night.

We hope to see you there!

ANZAC Info Night!

Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 9pm

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne, VIC

Come and join us as we remember the Anzacs

5 major causes of World War 1

1. Alliances

- If one country from an alliance agreement went was attacked the others would act to defend them

2. Imperialism

- Is when a country wants to increase their power and status by bringing other territories under their control

3. Militarism

- This refers to the arms race in acquiring the best military and army machinery and forces

4. Nationalism

- European countries fought to become world empires and superpowers. They wanted to increase their power and status.

5. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

- This was the immediate cause of war. A Serbian nationalist assassinated the Austria Arch Duke. This resulted in Austria declaring war on Serbia.

Australia’s involvement in WW1

- When the British declared war on Germany many Australian troops were enthusiastic to go to war to assist our Mother Country

- They fought on the Western Front in France and in Gallipoli

Australia on the Western Front 1914- 1918

- By 1916 Australia had recruited enough soldiers to replace the losses at ANZAC

- The Australian force was later transferred to the Western Front in France (towards the end of the war)

- By July and August 1916 the Australian troops were heavily involved in the Western Front

- The aim in Gallipoli was to help Britain’s naval operations which wanted to force the Dardanelles Strait and capture the Turkish capital, Constantinople

- On 25 April, the Australian soldiers landed at was is now known as Anzac Cove

Gallipoli cost Australia 26,111 casualties and 8,141 deaths

Impact at home

- Families were second guessing their sons, husbands, friends decision to go to war because they were bring informed about the tragic events occurring and the number of casualties and deaths

- Most trade was cancelled to Germany and Austria- Hungry

- The war period saw more women involvement in industrial employment as the men were not at home to keep the industrial sector running

- The government dropped a referendum, asking the population to vote on the issue of conscription

Significance of ANZCA day to Australians

- “National day of remembrance and first landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli.”

- It is the day were families and friends remember, mourn and celebrate the brave Australia troops of WW1

- It is the day were veterans of WW1 remember their brothers and are celebrated for their bravery and commitment to their country

- Australians today reminisce the days of the ‘Great War’

- As a nation we respect and remember the Anzacs and at 11.00 on the 11/11 we have one minute silence to reflect on the past of WW1