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World War One. World War One. Articles. Themes. Explore the worldwide implications of the war in Origins, outbreak and conclusions; the logistics of military organisation in The war machine; and the realities of warfare in Life of a soldier and in Race, empire and colonial troops.

Themes

Consider the roles of non-combatants in Civilians, the power of persuasion in Propaganda, creative responses to the war in Representation and memory; and the changing nature of our perceptions of war in Historical debates. First World War 1914–18. Australian troops in the Lone Pine trenches.

First World War 1914–18

A02022 A02022 Australian troops in the Lone Pine trenches. AWM A02022 Australia’s involvement in the First World War began when Britain and Germany went to war on 4 August 1914, and both Prime Minister Joseph Cook and Opposition Leader Andrew Fisher, who were in the midst of an election campaign, pledged full support for Britain. The outbreak of war was greeted in Australia, as in many other places, with great enthusiasm.

First World War. War begins for Australia - World War I and Australia - Research guides at State Library of New South Wales. Australia was in the middle of a double-dissolution election when Britain declared war against Germany in August 1914.

War begins for Australia - World War I and Australia - Research guides at State Library of New South Wales

With Britain now at war, all dominions of the British Empire were also at war with Germany — including Australia. The Prime Minister, Joseph Cook as well as opposition leader, Andrew Fisher — who would win the election and become the Prime Minister — both pledged Australia’s full support. Get started - Australians in World War 1 - Research Guides at State Library of Victoria. This is a guide to finding records on Australian service personnel and their war activities.

Get started - Australians in World War 1 - Research Guides at State Library of Victoria

This includes medical personnel such as doctors and nurses. Non-combatants such as journalists and photographers also enlisted in the army, so army records are relevant to them too. BBC Schools - WW1 Secondary. Encyclopedia. The Memorial receives many public inquiries covering a wide range of topics.

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The Encyclopedia features answers to frequently asked questions about Australians at war. It will allow you to search the contents of the Memorial's databases, and provides links to other resources. About the Encyclopedia [top of page] Queen's Scarf awarded to Private A. Encyclopedia. Australians on the Western Front. The four siblings of the Malcolm family from Victoria.

Australians on the Western Front

Left to right: Lt Norman Malcolm, 2 Pioneers; Sister Stella Malcom, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS); Lt Eric Malcolm, 3 Division Artillery; Staff Nurse Edith Malcolm, AANS. Norman, Stella and Eric all served on the Western Front and Edith in the Middle East. All four survived the war. Learning Resources.