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Online resources about the First World War from around the world but with a dominant New Zealand perspective - images, articles, websites, videos and databases

First World War - NZ. Te Ara - New Zealand. Origins The First World War was caused by the destabilisation of the balance of power in Europe due to the rise of Germany.

Te Ara - New Zealand

The war began in 1914 when Austria-Hungary invaded Serbia because of the assassination of an archduke. Countries had made alliances with each other, and soon most of Europe was at war. New Zealand was part of the British Empire, and when Britain declared war on Germany, in August 1914, that meant New Zealand was at war too. The two sides were called the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary) and the Allies, which included the British Empire, Russia and France. New Zealand enters the war New Zealand decided to send soldiers to fight in the war for a number of reasons, including New Zealand’s strong ties to Britain and its concern with keeping trade routes open so it could continue to export to Britain. Within a month New Zealand troops had occupied Western Samoa, which was a German territory.

Gallipoli. New Zealand WWI Photographs. Voices Against War · NZ. Digital Collection - NZ. You are here: Home > Digital Collection > Wars & conflict Heritage Digital Collection Home The Canterbury Aviation (N.Z.)

Digital Collection - NZ

Co.: the first hundred pilots A brief history by Henry Wigram recounting the beginnings of the Canterbury Aviation Company. The Canterbury (New Zealand) Aviation Co. Details of services and training offered by the company following World War I. Film: Troops departing NZ. New Zealand. Heritage Images - Auckland Libraries. War Film - DigitalNZ. Anzac Day - New Zealand. NZ WWI Deaths by Date. Te Papa - New Zealand. WW100 New Zealand. A selection of sites and sources for learning about the history of the First World War from a New Zealand perspective, and the role your family members might have played in it.

WW100 New Zealand

Soldiers inside the YMCA library in Beauvois, France. Ref: 1/2-013635-G. Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Starting Places Use these websites to start your learning journey. Anzac Day Collection. This documentary gave NZ viewers, for the first time, a Turkish view of the Gallipoli story.

Anzac Day Collection

Produced for TVNZ and Turkish TV, it focuses on four young people, two Turks and two New Zealanders, descended from Gallipoli veterans, as they explore the grim reality of their ancestors’ experience. Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. In the silence the bros-in-arms distract themselves with jokes before a tohu (sign) brings them back to reality. Directed by Oscar-nominated Taika Waititi it won international acclaim: honourable mention at Sundance and a special jury prize at Berlin. Auckland War Memorial Museum. Archives NZ Service Records. The Gallipoli Association. Recreating Gallipoli in Minecraft. As part of our centenary education programme, Auckland Museum is making use of the popular Minecraft® game to engage students with the events that occurred at Gallipoli in 1915.

Recreating Gallipoli in Minecraft

Minecraft® is an award-winning game that encourages creativity and adventure. It allows game players to break and place blocks working together to create virtual structures, landscapes, and worlds. 2014 saw Auckland Museum team up with Media Design School, Alfriston College and some select Minecraft builders to recreate Gallipoli as it was during the First World War. They have been creating a reusable learning resource so that Kiwis of all ages can learn more about this important part of our history. Referencing collection material student builders have recreated the landscape brick by brick. Join our WWI Minecraft world to get the chance to: Passchendaele Society. The British Library. WWI Battlefields.

The Long, Long Trail - UK. European stories & official histories. National Library of Australia. First World War. WWI - Library of Congress, USA. Compiled by Kenneth Drexler, Digital Reference Specialist The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to World War I, including photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings.

WWI - Library of Congress, USA

This guide compiles links to World War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, this guide provides links to external Web sites focusing on World War I and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers. Furthermore, as part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I, the Library of Congress has created a World War I portal to its extensive holdings on the subject of the war. This page also includes WWI-related content for teachers, blog postings, and details on lectures, programs, concerts and symposia related to the conflict. A Multimedia History. Australian War Memorial. Anzac Diversity Collection Anzac Diversity is a collection of case studies exploring the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

Australian War Memorial

Anzac Diversity. The Great War - USA. Commonwealth War Dead Visualised. First War War Poetry.