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Anzacs Invlolvement in WWI

  • British declare war on Germany

    British declare war on Germany
    The British declare war on Germany. Australia pledged to support Britain by bringing 20,000 men over to help fight the war. Quote: “to the last man and the last shilling”
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    WWI

  • Enlistment Begins

    Enlistment Begins
    Enlistment for the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) begin in Australia and they wanted 20,00 but they ended up get over 50,00 men enlisting.
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    ANMEF seize German New Guniea territories and Islands

  • ANMEF seize german new guinea

    ANMEF seize german new guinea
    1 September – 9 December 1914
    The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF) seized German New Guinea and nearby German-ruled island territories.
  • HMAS Sydney sinks a German cruiser

    HMAS Sydney sinks a German cruiser
    HMAS Sydney sinks the German cruiser in Emden, at the Cocos Islands, Indian Ocean.
  • Gallipoli Landing

    Gallipoli Landing
    Australian Troops land on Gallipoli beaches in Turkey
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    Gallipoli Campaign

  • Australians fight off Turkish Attack

    Australians fight off Turkish Attack
    Australian troops try to battle against the Turks in their positions at Gallipoli. The acromym ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) is created it is used to describe the Australians positions in Gallipoli. On this day Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick is killed he is famous for the "Simpson and his donkey" story.
  • First man to win Victoria Cross

    First man to win Victoria Cross
    19–20 May 1915
    Lance Corporal Albert Jacka,became the first Australian to win the Victoria Cross in World War One for his bravery in Gallipoli
  • Truce to bury dead bodies

    Truce to bury dead bodies
    Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish soldiers who died in the attacks of May were buried.
  • Battle of Lone Pine begins

    Battle of Lone Pine begins
    Battle of Lone Pine began
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    The battle of Lone Pine

    The battle of LOne Pine period
  • Battle of Lone Pine ends

    At the end of the Battle of Lone Pine seven Australians are awarded a victoria cross
  • Aussie troops evacuate Gallipoli Peninsula

    Aussie troops evacuate Gallipoli Peninsula
    The last of our Australian troops evacuate from Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Aussies in Western Front

    Aussies in Western Front
    Australian troops rally up and take their position on the Western Front in Armentieres, France.
  • Anzac Day

    First commemoration of Anzac day people repay their respects for the heros that died.
  • Battle of Fromelles in France

    Battle of Fromelles in France
    Battle of Fromelles, France. This battle went from the 19 to the 20th of July 1916. Quote: "These deeds which should not pass awaynames that must not wither."
    enscribed on the grave of Private W N Smith, who was killed in action in the battle of Fromelles
  • Battle of Somme begins

    Battle of Somme begins
    Australia joins the battle of Somme
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    Somme campaign at Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, France.

  • Battle of Somme Ends

    The battle of Somme ends but the campaign still continues
  • Somme campaign ends

    The somme campaign finally ends, the Australian troops had to man trenches in the cold, wet winters of europe
  • First Battle of Bullecourt

    First Battle of Bullecourt
    First Battle of Bullecourt held in France
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    Destroyers of the Royal Australian Navy took part in extensive anti-submarine operations in the Adriatic Sea.

  • Second battle of Bullecourt

    Second battle of Bullecourt
    The second battle of Bullecourt held in France Private James White, was sadly killed in action
  • Destroyers of Royal Australian Navy operations

    Destroyers of the Royal Australian Navy took part in extensive anti-submarine operations in the Adriatic Sea.
  • Battle of Messines

    Battle of Messines
    Battle of Messines was held in Belgium
  • Third battle of Ypres begins

    Third battle of Ypres begins
    Australian soldiers were in battle at Menin Road, Glencorse Wood, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge and Passchendaele.
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    Third battle of Ypres

    Australian soldiers were in action most notably at Menin Road, Glencorse Wood, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge and Passchendaele.
  • Third battle og Ypres ends

    Australian soldiers were in battle at Menin Road, Glencorse Wood, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge and Passchendaele.
  • Aussies drive Germans out

    Aussies drive Germans out
    Australian troops drive the German troops out of Villers-Bretonneux in France. Quote: 'The ships come back with honoured brave but none came back with our Dave'
    Inscription written by his family for the gravestone in France of Private D E Arnold who was killed on 16 April 1918, age 20].
  • The little digger speaks

    The little digger speaks
    PM of Australia William Morris Hughes addresse Australian troops before going into battle on the western front in the Battle of Hamel in France
  • Aussies seize Mont St Quentin in France

    Aussies seize Mont St Quentin in France
    Australians attacked and seized Mont St Quentin, France. This went from the 31st of August 1918 to the 2nd of Septemebr 1918
  • The hidenburg Line

    The hidenburg Line
    Australian troops storm the Hidenburg line in France
  • The war is over

    The war is over
    On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month the Germans sign a treaty to cease the fighting on the Western Front and initially end the war.
    From the year 1914 to 1918 there were 61,919 Australian troops who died for thier country, Australia