Anzacs and Gallipoli

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This collection is about the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) and their campaign at Gallipoli. Using original and recreated footage, photographs, paintings and documents, the collection encompasses the landing on 25 April 1915; the problems of maintaining the beachhead and supplying the soldiers in the front line; Simpson and his donkey; the August offensives and the commemoration and promotion of the Anzac legend within 12 months of the landing. You can find these resources through your gateway to The Le@rning Federation.

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R2869 Image Gallipoli diary, 1915

R4387 Audio

Alec Campbell recalls the 1915 Anzac landing

This is an extract from the diary of a New Zealand soldier telling of the soldiers' high spirits and eagerness as they approached Gallipoli on board the transports for the landing on 25 April 1915. The diary belonged to Captain Edward Perry Cox of the Wellington Infantry Battalion and its firsthand account helps students gain an insight into the feelings among the Anzacs before they saw what confronted them. This sound clip provides the student with a voice from the past that of Alec Campbell (1899-2002) discussing his experiences at Gallipoli. In the clip Campbell describes how he saw men killed around him at the landing, Quinn's Post and Hill 60. At the time of the recording in 2001 Campbell was Australia's last surviving veteran from the Gallipoli landing.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

National Library of Australia

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R8586 Image Anzac, the landing This oil painting by George Lambert conveys the enormity of the 1915' task confronting the Anzacs as they attempted to scale the cliffs above Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915. Unusually, the artist chose not to concentrate on the scene at the beach; instead he showed the soldiers as diminutive figures amid the rugged terrain that confined the Anzacs to the initial landing area for much of the eight-month military campaign and contributed to its failure. R8589 Image The beach at Anzac'

Australian War Memorial

This is an oil painting created by Frank Crozier in 1919 illustrating Australian War Memorial the scene at Anzac Cove several days after the landing in April 1915. The setting and activities are realistic. They are supported by official written accounts and reflect Crozier's experience as a soldier at Gallipoli. The supply line that was crucial to maintaining the front line is pictured. The painting allows students to gain an insight into daily events at Anzac Cove.

R3004 Image Boats and supplies This photograph shows the landing site on Anzac Cove in June National Library of at Anzac Cove, 1915. It was taken from Hell Spit headland to the south and Australia Gallipoli, 1915 enables students to see the size of the Cove - only 600 metres long and about 20 metres wide. Temporary pontoon piers are being used to land ammunition and supplies. A steam pinnace and a barge used in the landing and for transporting supplies can also be seen. R7326 Video Gallipoli, 1981: 'We This clip from the feature movie 'Gallipoli' shows scenes in the National Film and haven't seen a Turk trenches and at Anzac Cove as Archy Hamilton (Mark Lee) and Sound Archive yet!' Frank Dunne (Mel Gibson) bring water bottles to and from the front line. Soldiers are seen making their own bombs and students can gain a sense of daily life at Gallipoli from this well-researched recreation.

The Le@rning Federation is an initiative of the state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. This initiative is project managed by Curriculum Corporation.

R9135 Video

With the Dardanelles Expedition: Heroes of Gallipoli - clip 1

This excerpt from the only known film record of the 1915 Gallipoli campaign illustrates the difficulty of campaigning on the Gallipoli Peninsula with no lines of supply except by sea, where men and supplies had to be landed under fire. This eyewitness record indicates the labour undertaken by the troops to establish piers, buildings, steps and trenches. It also demonstrates the men's ingenuity in the invention of the periscope rifle.

Australian War Memorial

National Archives of R2993 Image Simpson with his This famous photograph depicts an iconic figure of the Anzac donkey at Gallipoli, legend - John Simpson Kirkpatrick (aka John Simpson) of the 3rd Australia 1915 - asset 1 Australian Field Ambulance - with one of his donkeys. Simpson was photographed transporting a wounded man from the fighting in Monash Valley through Shrapnel Gully to the dressing station at Anzac Cove. He was killed less than three weeks after the landing at Gallipoli. R3029 Image Simpson with his This photograph shows Simpson with one of his donkeys. They National Library of donkey at Gallipoli, stand on the beach at Anzac Cove in front of a large pile of Australia 1915 - asset 2 packing cases containing supplies. Simpson risked his life to carry water to soldiers at the front and bring the wounded to the casualty clearing station on the beach.

R8588 Image The charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 7 August 1915'

Australian War This oil painting by George Lambert shows the suffering and slaughter of the 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade in the Battle of Memorial the Nek at Gallipoli. In depicting what has been described as one of the greatest tragedies of the First World War, Lambert portrays men running directly into Turkish machine-gun fire at close range, while some are lying dead on the ground, and others are falling after having been shot.

The Le@rning Federation is an initiative of the state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. This initiative is project managed by Curriculum Corporation.

R7327 Video

National Film and Gallipoli, 1981: 'It's This clip from the feature movie 'Gallipoli' shows the men of the cold-blooded 10th Light Horse Regiment waiting to hear if they will be part of the Sound Archive murder' next wave to be ordered forward in the Battle of the Nek. A minor part of the August 1915 offensives of the Gallipoli campaign, the Battle was an attempt to cross a small area of flat land, known as the Nek. Four waves of Australian light-horsemen were killed within minutes. With the Dardanelles Expedition: Heroes of Gallipoli - clip 5 This excerpt from the only known film record of the 1915 Gallipoli Australian War campaign shows the preparations in the trenches and on the beach Memorial and cliffs of Anzac Cove for the August 1915 Offensives. The Anzacs' role was to conduct a series of feints to disguise the British attack at Suvla Bay. One of the feints was the tragic failed attack at the Nek.

R9139 Video

R9142 Video

With the Dardanelles Expedition: Heroes of Gallipoli - clip 8

This excerpt from the only known film record of the 1915 Gallipoli Australian War campaign shows the Anzacs in the trenches and then in action at Memorial Walker's Ridge. It also shows shelling at Lone Pine. The failure of these attacks and others in the August 1915 offensives signalled the ultimate failure of the Gallipoli campaign.

R1553 Image A hero of This still from the wartime recruitment film 'A hero of the Dardanelles', 1915 - Dardanelles' portrays the spirit of mateship at Gallipoli. It was reasset 1 enacted at Tamarama Beach in Sydney by soldiers of the Australian Imperial Forces stationed at various bases prior to embarking for Gallipoli. The film was released in July 1915, three months after Anzac troops landed at Gallipoli.

National Film and Sound Archive

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National Film and R1570 Image A hero of This is a black-and-white negative of an advertisement for the Dardanelles', 1915 - wartime recruitment film 'A hero of the Dardanelles'. The Sound Archive asset 2 advertisement depicts victorious Australian soldiers at Gallipoli and proclaims 'The boys have made a glorious page in Australia's history.' It enables students to see how the Anzacs were portrayed in wartime propaganda in July 1915, three months after the Gallipoli landing. R3002 Image The first Anzac Day This photograph shows the inaugural Anzac Day Parade in Parade in Brisbane, Brisbane, the result of a proposal to commemorate the Anzacs at 1916 Gallipoli that originated in Queensland and was quickly taken up throughout Australia. On the occasion of the commemoration in 1916 a magazine claimed 'we are at last a Nation with one heart, one soul, one thrilling aspiration'. R1736 Image Anzac poster This poster indicates the significance of the Gallipoli campaign to New Zealand. It shows significant British military figures and includes photographs of the landing site, 'HMS New Zealand' and of soldiers from Australia, France, Great Britain and New Zealand. The poster lists the number of New Zealand dead at 2,591, wounded at 5,427 and missing at 201. National Archives of Australia

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Le@rning Federation is an initiative of the state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. This initiative is project managed by Curriculum Corporation.

The Le@rning Federation is an initiative of the state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. This initiative is project managed by Curriculum Corporation.

The Le@rning Federation is an initiative of the state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. This initiative is project managed by Curriculum Corporation.

The Le@rning Federation is an initiative of the state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. This initiative is project managed by Curriculum Corporation.

The Le@rning Federation is an initiative of the state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. This initiative is project managed by Curriculum Corporation.

The Le@rning Federation is an initiative of the state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand. This initiative is project managed by Curriculum Corporation.


				
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