Australian History/World War I

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Taking German New Guinea[edit | edit source]

Gallipoli[edit | edit source]

On the 25th of April in 1915, 16,000 Australian and New Zealand troops began fighting hard on the Gallipoli peninsula to relieve pressure on Russian allies, with a tough stalemate against Ottoman forces lasting eight months.[1]

Spanish Flu[edit | edit source]

Many Australians were wearing masks in Sydney in 1919.

Australia began taking precautions against the Spanish Flu on October 17th, 1918, and the virus was contained until January 1919.[2]

Australia Between the Wars (1920-1938)

  1. "National Museum of Australia - Gallipoli landing" (in en). Retrieved 12 November 2020. 
  2. "National Museum of Australia - Influenza pandemic" (in en). Retrieved 12 November 2020.