World War I - Empires Collide

 

 

Next year marks a number of significant, albeit horrific, milestones in the history of mankind.  On April 25, Australians will observe the 90th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, Turkey by what were to become known as the Anzacs. It was to be one of the bloodiest chapters in this nation's history. Next year also marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

 

World War I was the first major international conflict of the 20th century, a conflict so much bigger than any before that at the time it was simply known as The Great War.

 

In many ways it marked the end of an era and the beginning of one of the bloodiest periods of human history. While 1914 marked the beginning of the conflict and 1918 the end, the war had its origins decades before and in some ways was only resolved by World War II

 

Learning looks at the origins of some of these major conflicts, the lessons to be learned and questions the relevance of Remembrance Day to today's generation.

 

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Websites

 

ANZAC Day Home Page

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/Anzac/Anzac.htm

 

Australian War Museum

http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/index.htm

 

BBC - History - World War I

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwone/

 

War and Anti-war films

http://www.filmsite.org/warfilms2.html

 

First World War.com

http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/

 

Art of the First World War

http://www.art-ww1.com/gb/index2.html

 

World War 1 Cartoons

http://rutlandhs.k12.vt.us/jpeterso/uboatcar.htm