Outbreak of WW1

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    Outbreak of WW1

  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

    The Austrian crown prince Archduke Ferdinand and his wife were shot in Sarajevo Serbia
  • War was declared

    Germany invaded Belguim to attack France, Britian declared war on Germany.
  • men would be sent overseas within six weeks

    the Australian Prime Minister announced that 20,000 men would be sent overseas within six weeks
  • joining up

    Men from all over Australia rushed to join the Army
  • Trenchlines were being dug

    The opposing armies started digging trenchlines that streached across Northern France
  • The march

    5000 troops marched through the streets of melbourne.
  • Ships Sail

    The fleet of thirty-eight ships left for the battlefront in Europe including the cruisers Sydney and Melbourne.