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The little-known origin of the minute's silence - RN. Posted about 5 hours agoThu 8 Nov 2018, 8:00pm Across the road from the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, a humble plaque set in a constellation of rocks reads: In memory of Edward George Honey who died in 1922, a Melbourne journalist who while living in London first suggested the solemn ceremony of silence. Honey, who served during World War I, was the first to publicly suggest silence as a vessel to hold the sorrow and loss of war — and even thoughts of triumph. The idea came to him after November 11, 1918 — when news of the Allies' victory sparked rowdy euphoria in the streets of London. Rather than celebrating, Honey's thoughts turned to the colossal cost of the Great War. "The world [had] been torn to pieces and he [was] clutching for a new vocab of remembrance," says historian Bruce Scates from the Australian National University. Honey found a vocab more powerful than any words: silence.

"Silence can mean something to everyone," Professor Bruce Scates says. A young man called Edward. Did Hobart's network of coastal defences ever see any action? - Curious Hobart. Posted about 3 hours agoMon 15 Oct 2018, 9:30pm The shores of Hobart's River Derwent are scattered with defunct gun batteries. Each tells a story about the threats perceived at a point in history, whether it be in Hobart's early colonial days or during World War II. Hobart's isolation did not make it immune to war and as an important shipping port, it was a target for Australia's enemies. ABC Hobart has been asked by audience members about where the batteries were, what threats were they designed for and if they ever saw action. 'A pitiful mud fort' Hobart's first proper battery was the Mulgrave Battery, located at Battery Point in what's now known as Princes Park. It was built in 1818 from stone. Once described as a "poor pitiful mud fort", the battery was criticised by those who served there amid concerns the stone would shatter if fired upon.

History professor Stefan Petrow from the University of Tasmania said it was a "just-in-case battery". "There was no particular threat," he said. Australians / New Zealanders / ANZACS in the First World War. Journal of the Australian War Memorial. Word Search. Scootle. World War I centenary resources. With the centenary of the First World War set to begin in July this year, many institutions will be launching new sites, programs and resources for schools. But there’s already a lot out there to explore. Locally, the Australian War Memorial is a key institution when looking at the Great War and the history of ANZAC. They also have an education blog which includes mystery objects, details of new resources, acquisitions and personal stories from the collection. The ANZAC Centenary website from the Victorian Government and the existing ANZAC website from the Department of Veteran Affairs are also great resources looking at the Australian experience of WWI.

For a different perspective, the BBC’s Schools WWI site is a wonderful resource to explore Britain’s involvement and includes relevant media from their archive. The British Library’s WWI site has over 500 primary sources and articles from experts and academics looking at what life was like at the time. Introduction. On June 28, 1914, the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, visited the city of Sarajevo in the province of Bosnia, on the far southeastern tip of his empire. As the archduke’s car entered the town, six assassins—five of them teenagers—mingled in the crowd awaiting their chance to step forward and kill the aristocrat as he drove by. One assassin threw a bomb toward the car, but the driver saw it coming and sped forward, while the archduke himself deflected the explosive device in the air so that it overshot its target. The bomb blew up behind the car and injured several people, but Franz Ferdinand remained unscathed.

The young, unsuccessful assassins scattered. Later that day, however, the archduke’s car took a wrong turn on route to visit the injured bystanders at a local hospital. As the driver stopped to change directions, the car stalled—just a few feet from one of the assassins who happened to be standing on the sidewalk. Mtmariasose10-2 - The impact of WW1 - how it shaped Australian Identity.


Aboriginals who served in WW1 | Ulladulla.Info. Over 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enlisted and/or served in World War I with some 165 from NSW, from the South Coast and Yuin nation area include: * born in the Milton Ulladulla District In accordance with traditional laws often followed by Indigenous communities in Australia the mentioning of and photographs of deceased people may offend. Please note on this site there is mention of Aboriginal people who are deceased. World War One - Weapons. During World War One a variety of weapons were used. Rifle The main weapon used by British soldiers in the trenches was the bolt-action rifle. 15 rounds could be fired in a minute and a person 1,400 metres away could be killed. Machine Gun Machine guns needed 4-6 men to work them and had to be on a flat surface. They had the fire-power of 100 guns.

Large field guns had a long range and could deliver devastating blows to the enemy but needed up to 12 men to work them. They fired shells which exploded on impact. Gas The German army were the first to use chlorine gas at the battle of Ypres in 1915. Mustard gas was the most deadly weapon used. Zeppelin xThe Zeppelin, also known as blimp, was an airship that was used during the early part of the war in bombing raids by the Germans. Tank Tanks were used for the first time in the First World War at the Battle of the Somme. The more modern tank was not developed until just before the end of the war. Planes Planes were also used for the first time. World War 1 Videos.

Programmes - History. Welcome. The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources.

These educational resources include an exciting new exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life. Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired. RusselTarr Alpha: Essay Marker. RusselTarr Alpha: Essay Marker. Conflicts. Boer War Six patriotic nurses bound for South Africa, 1900. (NAA: D4477, 425) Between 1899 and 1902 more than 10,000 Australian soldiers sailed for South Africa to support British troops engaged in the war against the Boer Settlers. The first contingents were raised by the colonial governments and it was not until 1902 that the newly formed Commonwealth government raised the eight battalions of the Australian Commonwealth Horse.

The records held in our collection and the Australian War Memorial's collection document the process of recruiting, training and shipping contingents through nominal rolls, pay sheets, reports and thousands of policy and administrative files. In 1999 the National Archives published The Boer War: Australians and the War in South Africa, 1899–1902, a 94-page guide to the official government records of Australia’s involvement in the Boer War.

It describes both colonial and Commonwealth records held by the National Archives and the Australian War Memorial. Records. History: World War One#the_human_experience. World war 1 | ww 1 sites | trench life & battle conditions | personal accounts | war poets | images posters maps | home front | women and the war | after the war. World War I. World History - World War I - FREE presentations in PowerPoint format, interactive activities, lessons for K-12. First World War Websites • 1914-1918-online. Literature & Poetry The First World War Poetry Archive, University of Oxford An online repository of more than 7,000 items of text, images, audio and video. The archive consists of collections of primary material from major poets of the period.

This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artifacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public (see “The Great War Archive” at and a set of specially developed educational resources. Correspondence Canadian Letters and Images Project, Vancouver Island University, Department of History An online archive of the Canadian war experience (various wars, including WWI) as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves.

Newspapers & Magazines British Periodicals Digitized versions of British periodicals Photo Archive, LIFE Magazine. The Great War . Timeline . Pre-1914. World War I.

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Resources and activities. Anzac Diversity Collection Anzac Diversity is a collection of case studies exploring the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Anzac Diversity Anzac Diversity is a collection of case studies exploring the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Encyclopedia. World War I « Past Paths. Background In the summer of 1914 conflict broke out on the European Continent that would see the world’s great powers involved in a war so bloody and brutal that it would be referred to as the War to end all Wars and The Great War. This war saw the great powers assembled into two opposing alliances – the Allies, built around the Triple Entente, and the Central Powers.

During this war more the 70 million military personnel were mobilised, with more than 9 million of these perishing during the course of the war. These losses were due mainly to great advances in technology but without the same advances being made in mobility. The Causes The immediate cause was the assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. New Zealand and WWI Much like the Boer War, New Zealanders were keen to be involved and about 40% of those of military age in New Zealand joined up voluntarily. Society. Consequences of WWI Significance to New Zealanders Activities 1. A. B. C. D. E.

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WW1 Tactics and strategies. WW1 Conscription. Women in WW1. Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I: Crash Course World History #36. A Multimedia History of World War One.