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History: WWI

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This LibGuide will assist you with the Australia's Involvement in WWI assignment.

Useful Weblinks

ANZAC DAY

ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee This website includes a host of educational and historical information on ANZAC Day, the Spirit of ANZAC, and all conflicts in which Australian forces have served. 

Australian War Memorial: ANZAC Day This weblink on the Australian War Memorial website includes links to Dawn Services and ceremonies. Follow the links to information on ANZAC Day traditions.   

ANZAC Day This weblink is to the Australia Army website and the tradition of ANZAC Day.

RSL NSW This weblink by RSL NSW is for information on ANZAC Day commemorations in Sydney. Follow the links to information on the history of ANZAC Day and why we commemorate ANZAC Day.

WORLD WAR I

Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 The Australian War Memorial provides access to this digitised set of books. Each volume contains chapters which can be downloaded separately as pdfs. These resources were originally published in 1941.

First World War 1914-1918 This weblink by the Australian War Memorial provides an overview of WWI. Follow the links at the bottom of the page to a number of essays, articles, talks, research guides and exhibitions on WWI.

World War 1 Timeline This timeline by the State Library of NSW details the significant events of WWI. Click on the links on the right to skip along to timeline.

Gallipoli and the ANZACS This website by the Department of Veterans' Affairs provides a reliable starting point for information on WWI.

Military Events This weblink by the Australian War Memorial provides links to major military events during all wars. This is particularly useful if you researching a specific military events. Links provided are to a variety of source material including diary events, personal correspondence, photographs and information relating to the battalions. 

DIARIES AND LETTERS

War Diaries This link is to a digitised collection of War Diaries on the Australian War Memorial website. 

Captain Francis Coen (SIC 1900-02)  The State Library of NSW provides digitised letters from Frank Coen, a Riverview old boy who paid the ultimate price when he was killed in action at Pozieres on the Western Front.  

Australian Imperial Force Unit War Diaries This weblink by the Australian War Memorial provides links to the diaries of Army headquarters, formations and units recording their daily activities.

THE WESTERN FRONT 

Australians on the Western Front This website by the Department of Veteran Affairs takes the reader along The Australian Remembrance Trail in France and Belgium. Follow the links on the right to skip along the trail. The links on the left of the website provide further information to timelines and locations along the Western Front, the Fromelles Military Cemetery and audio-casts featuring the extraordinary stories of Australian soldiers on the Western Front.

WWI The Western Front This weblink by the Australian Army History Unit provides a concise account of reliable information about the Western Front. 

AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE

1st Australian Light Horse Regiment This resource by the Australian War Memorial provides details on the 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment. Follow the links to further information on related events, battle honours and commanding officers. 

The Australian Light Horse Association This is the website of The Australian Light Horse Association, a non-profit organisation whose aim is to preserve the history and tradition of the Australian Light Horse and its predecessors. 

MIDDLE EAST CAMPAIGN

Sinai Campaign This resource by Australian War Memorial provides a concise account of the Sinai Campaign by British troops with support from No.1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps

The Middle East Campaign This weblink by the Sate Library of NSW outlines the Middle East Campaign. Scroll down the webpage for links to diaries and letters, ebooks, photographs and maps of the Middle East Campaign.

FROMELLES

Battle of Fromelles This weblink is to the Australian War Memorial collection for Battle of Fromelles. It includes links to the various military units involved. Follow the links at the bottom to collection items - media, objects and documents and records. 

Battle of Fromelles Encyclopedia This weblink is to the Australian War Memorial encyclopedia article on the Battle of Fromelles. The links at the end of the article, under further information, are worth exploring. 

Disaster at Fromelles This article by Ross McMullin is available to via via the Australian War Memorial website. It was published in Issue 36 of Wartime Magazine. 

The Battles of Fromelles and Pozieres This weblink is to ABC website Days in Conflict 1916 and includes video clips, narrated by Hugo Weaving, intertwined with written content.

The Battle in Brief This weblink is to AWM London website and includes a slideshow of photographs.

POZIERES

The Battles of Fromelles and Pozieres This weblink is to ABC website Days in Conflict 1916 and includes video clips, narrated by Hugo Weaving, intertwined with written content.

Battle of Pozieres This weblink is to the Australian War Memorial collection for Battle of Pozieres. It includes links to the various military units involved. Follow the links at the bottom to collection items - media, objects and documents and records.

The Raws Brothers Alec and 'Goldy' Raws, brothers and lieutenants in 2nd Division experienced the horrors of Pozieres. Alec's letters came to be regarded as 'some of the most honest, insightful and horribly graphic accounts of the experiences of Pozieres. 

TRENCH WARFARE

Life in the Trenches Australian War Memorial weblink includes photographs and descriptions of trench warfare. 

Life in the Trenches State Library of Victoria resource. Follow the links on the right of the weblink to additional resources. 

Trench warfare World Book Online article on trench warfare.

Videos

Historical Fiction

      

Short Stories WAR    General MORPURGO   General MASSON  Short Stories ELDRIDGE General METZENTHEN General BOWEN

Catalogue

Use the box below to search the catalogue to find books available in the Christopher Brennan Library. 

Databases

Oxford Referencing Guide

Books in CBL

940.3          WWI

940.311      Causes and Origins of WWI

940.394      ANZACS

940.40994  Australia and WWI

940.4144    Western Front

940.426      Gallipoli

940.427      Somme, Fromelles, Pozieres

940.439      Armistice

eBooks

Log in to Overdrive using your student number and search for eBooks on World War I

Digital Toolbox

Remembering Them - by Big Sky Publishing (sponsored by the Department of Veteran Affairs)

available in itunes and Google Play

Provides a geo-coded list and historical descriptions of museums, memorials, shrines, statues, monuments, war graves and other Australian sites that commemorate Australia's wartime history.