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.



















ANZAC Day Home Page


Australian War Museum


BBC - History - World War I


War and Anti-war films


First World


Art of the First World War


World War 1 Cartoons