Visions of War - Exhibitions. World War I in Photos: Animals at War. When the war began, Europe's armies had an understanding of warfare that put the use of cavalry in high regard.
Soon, however, the deadly terrain that evolved around trench warfare rendered cavalry attacks nearly useless on the Western Front. New Zealand Mounted Rifles. First World War. Origins The First World War was caused by the destabilisation of the balance of power in Europe due to the rise of Germany.
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. Search results for world war one. WW100 New Zealand. A Multimedia History of World War One. A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Guerrilla in the mist - a great German military maverick outwits the British again.
The Color Photographers of World War I. World politics explainer: The Great War (WWI) This is the first in a series of explainers on key moments in the past 100 years of world political history.
In it, our authors examine how and why an event unfolded, its impact at the time, and its relevance to politics today. In October 1918, a young man was temporarily blinded on the Western Front and evacuated to hospital. For four long years, he had served in the German Army alongside 11 million men. Whether his blindness came from a gas attack or a sudden bout of nerves is still being debated. Home. Use of Propaganda in WWI Postcards – Europeana Blog. Millions of postcards circulated during the First World War and influenced public opinion.
It is not surprising that something as ordinary as a postcard was used by governments on all sides to either defend their own actions, to discredit the enemy and to rouse the masses to support their nation. Remembrance Day: How the armistice almost didn't happen. North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at more than a dozen hidden bases identified in new satellite images, in stark contrast to assurances by US President Donald Trump.
The alleged secret ballistic missile bases were identified in a detailed study published Monday night by the Beyond Parallel program at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. The sites can be used to develop weapons ranging from short-range ballistic missiles to intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to the Beyond Parallel report. The think tank says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have as many as 20 undeclared missile operating bases, despite promising to dismantle a major launch site and take steps towards denuclearisation. The existence of the missile bases, which Pyongyang has never acknowledged, contradicts Mr Trump’s claims that his diplomacy has defused a nuclear and missile program that North Korea used to threaten the US and its allies. Remembrance Day: Australia's last forgotten battle.
Over three days at the end of August 1918, the Australians achieved their most celebrated action of the war: Under the command of Lieutenant General John Monash, our troops crossed the Somme and fought uphill to storm the heights of Mont St Quentin, a last strategic stronghold of the Germans.
There was an almost Trojan horse aspect to the Australian tactics, where troops to the right of the attack worked noisily in small groups – using Lewis guns and grenades – to distract and confuse the Germans, while the troops on the centre and the left flank managed to get a foothold. It’s now legend how the hill was taken, then lost to a counter-attack, but the Australians held their positions just below the summit – in grisly hand-to-hand fighting – until reinforcements arrived and the hill was taken for good. They then fought to help capture the nearby town of Perrone, at a cost of 3000 casualties, and with eight Australians awarded the Victoria Cross between August 31 and September 2. Not quite. Remembrance Day: Haunting diary entries from the Armistice. Soldiers’ diaries from November 11, 1918 – exactly a hundred years ago – make for haunting reading.
Many have no entry for this momentous day, or no mention of the end of the war. Some were too sick or injured, too drunk or jaded. Perhaps the weight of the war wasn’t so easily shifted by the silence of the guns. Those who did remark upon the peace, did so with a shrug. Lance Corporal George Booley, a Victorian farmer who’d been in the war from the very beginning, and had served at Gallipoli, began his entry for November 11 with his habitual weather report: “Trade winds still on.
Remembrance Day: The Australians killed before armistice. A hundred years ago, just a week out from the armistice ceasefire that would end World War I, the last Australians were killed in combat.
It was incredible bad luck, as virtually all Australian troops had been sent to rest after half a year of fighting. Six men died on November 4, 1918: three tunnellers, three pilots. One of them was the intriguing Captain ‘Rich’ Baker, a highly decorated flying ace who, among his achievements, is thought to have taken one of the first selfies. The picture reveals something of the “forceful” personality described in his entry to the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Apparently taken in early 1918, when he was waiting to begin flying school, the selfie shows Baker steadying his camera on a tripod, while he stares into the mirror with dangerous-looking eyes.
Hear the Sounds of World War I: A Gas Attack Recorded on the Front Line, and the Moment the Armistice Ended the War. The world recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of end of World War I, which came to its close on November 11th, 1918.
The last veterans of that unprecedentedly large-scale military conflict, all of them centenarians or supercentenarians, died in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Discovering Europeana’s first world war objects in a game: 11-11 Memories retold – Europeana Blog. Still from the 11-11: Memories Retold launch trailer.
Source. When thinking of a first world war game, some images immediately come to mind: huge battlefields where players shoot each other over and over again, constantly dying and respawning, gamers shouting at each other through their headsets, tanks rolling over your dead virtual corpse just to spite you. 11-11 Memories Retold is a first world war game, but it is as far removed from the clichés in that genre as can be. Maybe the most striking thing about this game is its graphics. The game studio Bandai Namco paired up with DigixArt and Aardman animations to create a painterly art style for the game, every item and effect made up of individual shifting brushstrokes. As a player, you feel like you’re immersed in a living impressionist painting, with vivid colours and beautiful lighting effects that makes you stop and stare at the scenery every so often. The moment that forever changed my perspective on Anzac mythology.
One winter’s morning a decade ago while in the late stages of archival research for a book about the Australian Light Horse in the Middle East during the first world war, I came across a file that would forever alter my perspective on Anzac mythology. In the Australian War Memorial that morning I read an anodyne description of a voice file – a recording of Private Edward “Ted” Harold O’Brien from C Squadron of the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, most of whose members hailed, like him, from Tasmania. A summary said that O’Brien talked about horses, his work after the war, his time as a linesman in Palestine and of his visits to the pyramids in Egypt.
Interesting - but nothing extraordinary, given all I’d already read about the battlefield experiences of his fellow horsemen. I was about to look elsewhere when another sentence caught my eye: “New Zealanders and Australians went to Bedouin village and killed the men with bayonet and broke up the buildings.” Oh yes, our squadron was there. Victorian women poets of WW1: capturing the reverberations of loss. Just as fiction’s George Smiley made sense of the world - and even made his baffling way about a world at war through knowing the works of minor German poets - our own very real Michael Sharkey (who has an equally resonant and unlikely name) has found that his passion for a certain strain of minor poets also intersects with history, war, intrigue, political resistance and troubling nationalism. His remarkable new anthology, Many Such as She: Victorian Australian Women Poets of World War One, arose from Sharkey’s interest in civilian poets’ responses to the war that produced those soldier poets still gracing school and university curriculums a century on.
But why civilian poets, and why women? Paradoxically, such a project, he suggests, makes a lot more sense and is closer to home for Australians than reading anthologies of poems by British soldier-poets. Like the best writers and researchers, Sharkey went about producing the book that he wanted to read. Wit and sympathy -From Pozières. Telling the forgotten stories of Indigenous servicemen in the first world war. Warning: This story contains images of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people who are deceased. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who served with Australian forces in the first world war is estimated to be in the range of 1,000-1,200. But the precise figure will never be known, because a number of those who served changed their names and birthplaces when they enrolled to get around racist enlistment practices.
Despite fighting and dying for Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders still weren’t considered citizens upon their return from the war. Many of these veterans were also denied repatriation benefits, and excluded from returned services clubs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have long sought to gain recognition for the service and sacrifices of their men and women. Flies, filth and bully beef: life at Gallipoli in 1915. Of all the bastards of places this is the greatest bastard in the world. – Ion Idriess, 1932, The Desert Column It has often been repeated that the lived existence of soldiers at Gallipoli in the 1915 campaign was extremely arduous.
Women have been neglected by the Anzac tradition, and it's time that changed. The Anzac legend remains firmly centred on the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of 1915, and the sacrifice of “sons and fathers” in frontline combat. The place of women in this foundational story is also made clear – that of onlookers and supporters. In concluding her 2017 dawn service address at Gallipoli, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told a story about Len Hall, one of the original “diggers” who fought at Gallipoli.
He is said to have noticed a girl in the crowd who had gathered to farewell departing soldiers, and given her an emu feather that he plucked from his slouch hat. The Treaty of Versailles: the end of World War I? On this day 100 years ago, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. The Sound of the Trenches. Music played an important role in World War One. In a time when there was no radio or television, and recordings were still a rare phenomenon, music was mostly experienced live. Why Australia is still grappling with the legacy of the first world war.
66 Lines of Poetry That Reflect Early British Optimism for World War One. How Bismarck’s Victory at the Battle of Sedan Changed the Face of Europe. Getting Dressed During World War I: A Fascinating Look at How Soldiers, Nursers & Others Dressed During the Great War. Not to diminish the nightmare of mortars and shrapnel, but as evidenced by Crow’s Eye Productions’ period accurate dressing video above, one of the greatest horrors of WWI was wet wool. Decades before the invention of Gore-Tex, Polar Fleece and other high performance, all weather gear, British soldiers relied on their woolies from head to toe. An army of female knitters sent gloves, scarves, balaclavas and other such “comforts” to the front, in addition to seamless socks designed to last their boys three whole marching days inside their ankle high leather boots. Alas, no amount of waxing and oiling could keep the trenches’ freezing cold puddles from seeping through those boots.
Nothing’s worse than the scent of three layers of wet wool when you’re catching your death in sodden puttees. The regiments whose uniform bottoms consisted of kilts had it particularly rough, as the wet material would freeze, cutting across the wearers’ legs like knives. Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. Exhibition. 1917: General Allenby Enters Jerusalem - History Hit. The appointment of General Edmund Allenby as commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary force in June 1917 revitalised the Palestine Campaign. His orders from David Lloyd George were to capture Jerusalem by Christmas. And that’s exactly what he did, making a low-key entrance on 11th December, 1917.
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