Australia in ww1

Australia In World War One

  • Fisher's 'last man last shilling' speech

    Fisher's 'last man last shilling' speech
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    He said: 'Our last man and our last shilling'. It was an election speech at Victoria Hall in Colac. After this he became the prime minister for the third time.This very well-known speech is important because it shows that everybody thought that war would be a great idea, but war was anything but this.
  • Australia's first glipse at war

    Australia's first glipse at war
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    They became involved in august 1914 because Britain was preparing to declare war on Germany. Australia became involved in WW1 for a lot of reasons. The main reason is that England is Australia's mother country. This is the most important part of our whole timeline, becasue this is when Australia became a part of war, this is when we realised that war isn't nice at all.
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    Australia In World War One

  • First battle of Ypres

    First battle of Ypres
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    British, French and Belgian troops were outnumbered by the Germans who were trying to get to the English Channel. The Allies won the battle after 34 days of fighting. It is very important battle because together, with the other two battles it is well known and very eventful.
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    Second Battle of Ypres
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    After five weeks of fighting the battle was going nowhere for either side, so the Germans ended it. The Allies had 60,000 casualties; the Germans had a total of 35,000 casualties. This is a very important battle because the Germans used a new weapon, gas. They used poisonous chlorine gas, it was heavier than air and flowed over the ground and into allied trenches.
  • Gallipoli

    Gallipoli
    Source of the imageFrom the outbreak of war in 1914, thousands of Australian men volunteered to fight. The first major fighting for these men was in what would be known as the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Australia and New Zealand first fought united under the ANZAC name. This is the most well-known battle and is why it became a legend and is also why it is very important.
  • The Gallipooli Landing

    The Gallipooli Landing
    On the 25th of April 1915, rather than landing at Cape Tepe which was the ANZACs' scheduled landing spot, they set down two kilometres north of their intended destination, in a place that was later to be called Anzac Cove. The soldiers had not prepared for this, so it was completely unexpected. Anzac cove is called that because the Anzacs were the first to land in that particular spot.
  • Battle of the Lone Pine

    Battle of the Lone Pine
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    Hoping to take advantage of the sun shining into the Turks' eyes, the ANZACs were surprised to find that the frontline of Turkish trenches were concealed by pine logs and earth. the men had to resort to hand-to-hand combat. The main Turkish trench was taken in half an hour and it was a great battle that was important because it boosted the confidence in our ANZAC'S to keep fighting.
  • The battle of the Nek

    The battle of the Nek
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    the attack at the Nek on 7 August 1915 was yet another infamous moment in the campaign where many men were compromised. Several hundred men were killed in half an hour, many of them only metres from their trenches. This is a very important war, because it shows how deadly war was because of how many men died within just 30 minutes.
  • Gallipolli Evacuation

    Gallipolli Evacuation
    Source of the imageWithout any gains being made, fighting continued until a change of command led to orders being given to evacuate the troops from Gallipoli between 8 December and 20 December 1915. Without a single loss of life, the evacuation was undoubtedly the most successful part of the Gallipoli Campaign. It was, however, too late for many. Just over 10 000 ANZACs were killed and 33 500 injured, not to mention the thousands of other soldiers from the British Empire and her opponents.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
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    By the end of this battle, the British Army had suffered 420,000 casualties including nearly 60,000 on the first day alone and the French had lost 200,000 men. This battle is very important because for several people, the Battle of the Somme was the battle that symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One.
  • Battle of Fromelles

    Battle of Fromelles
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    at the Battle of Fromelles, Australia had experienced one of the worst days in battle history. A total of 5,533 casualties (with 2,000 dead) in one night. The catch cry of the battle was "Don't forget me cobber" due to the fact that so many soldiers were left wounded in no man's land. This is very important because it was such a terrible battle and will turn a lot of people against war.
  • Battle of bullecourt

    Battle of bullecourt
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    The attack was hastily planned and mounted and resulted in disaster which taught us a lesson and was ery important to our learning in the furture.The two brigades of the 4th Division that carried out the attack, the 4th and 12th, suffered over 3,300 casualties; 1,170 Australians were taken prisoner - the largest number captured in a single engagement during the war.
  • Battle of Messines

    Battle of Messines
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    There were an estimated 10 000 German casualties. German counter attacks the following day failed, and although German resistance continued until 14 June, British, Australian and New Zealand forces retained possession of the captured areas. This is a very well known battle, mostly because Australia did very well, and because we were so successful.
  • Third Battle of Ypres

    Third Battle of Ypres
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    On June 17, the British took the village of Messines. The Canadians eventually took the village of Passchendaele after months of fighting. The Allies then stopped their offensive. In the end the Allies only gained 8km, the casualties totalled 250,000 soldiers for each side. This was the last battle of Ypres and probably wasn't the best way to end the three Ypres battles.
  • Battle of the Menin Road

    Battle of the Menin Road
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    The battle of the menin road began when British forces, with two French divisions, attacked the German defences. For fifteen days before that the British artillery, which included Australian batteries, fired more than four million shells from 3,000 guns. This shows us how big of a role guns played and that our modern weaponry would probably destroy the world if we were to have another war.
  • Battle of broodseinde

    Battle of broodseinde
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    On 4 October 1917 the next operation in the ‘bite and hold’ series was launched: the Battle of Broodseinde. Twelve divisions, including three Australian and the New Zealand Division, attacked on a 13-kilometre front with four Anzac divisions. The battle really showed the ANZACS connect especially when they are constantly in a dangerous situation.
  • The Avre

    The Avre
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    British defence Ludendorff now fixed his attention on preparations for a major attack. Battle of the Avre marked the beginning of the end for memorialin Flanders March Offensive. We chose this battle because we needed a battle that was not very significant to show that not all of the battles lost hundreds of people, although most did.
  • Battle of amiens

    Battle of amiens
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    The Canadian Corps was secretly moved to the Somme area and took over the southern half of the Australian front line. The Australia Corps was concentrated between the Canadians and the Somme River while the British held the line north of the river. This is important because it shows how sneaky people were, in this instance the Canadians were the sneaky, smart playing one's.
  • Battle of Hamel

    Battle of Hamel
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    On 4 July, operations by the Australian Corps against Hamel and surrounding areas were launched. For the first time in the war, American troops acted as part of an offensive. This is why this battle is important, because it was the first time that American troops acted as part of an offensive, the first time for everything is always noticed, and appreciated.
  • The end of the war

    The end of the war
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    more than 295,000 Australians served in the Australian AIF in France and Belgium. Of these, some 132,000 became casualties and 46,000 lost their lives. As the centenary of the First World War (1914–1918). This is very important as it gives you a great feeling to think that the war had finally finished and no more lives would be lost. We all realise by the end, the mistakes that we had made.