This BTN special episode takes a look at Remembrance Day, which marks the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The BTN team outlines how peace was negotiated and what caused World War I in the first place. We learn about Australia’s involvement in World War I and life in the trenches. There are also some quiz questions throughout to keep viewers on their toes.
Neil Oliver goes behind the scenes at the Australian War Memorial as its dedicated staff prepare for the commemoration of Remembrance Day. In the lead up to the ceremony, Neil interviews former Prime Minister Paul Keating on the 20th anniversary of his searing eulogy to Australia's Unknown Soldier.
In 1914 women all over Europe were experiencing the impact of a war that reached into every corner of people's lives. In Britain, war came to the Home Front and in doing so ushered in a seismic shift in the lives of women far from the front line of battle, and this fascinating program is filled with examples of women from all walks of life, every class and every corner of Britain, and their contributions to the war effort in the factories, the banks, pulpits and even football pitches.
In World War One, the British Army hoped its illustrious cavalry regiments would win a swift victory. Instead, in a new era of mechanised trench warfare, horses were used to transport guns, ammunition and food to the front-line troops. A quarter of a million of these horses died from shrapnel wounds and disease. But the deep bond that developed between man and horse helped both survive the hell of the Somme and Passchendaele.
The acclaimed author traces the Anzac journey from Albany in Western Australia to the Gallipoli peninsula and on to the battlefields of the Western Front. It's a fresh telling of the Anzac story, featuring Peter's unique style and adapted from his bestselling books.
Charles Bean: war correspondent, obsessive historian and reluctant mythmaker. He was largely responsible for starting the Australian War Memorial, and he was instrumental in the creation of the Anzac legend. See World War I through his eyes.
World War I shaped the 20th century. It sparked the Russian Revolution and it launched America as a world power. The fault line from its failed peace settlement led to a second terrible world war barely 20 years later.
War correspondent Peter Greste goes in search of the real man behind the Australian general who changed the way the world fights wars, John Monash.
For the Allies, 1918 proved to be the costliest year of the war. On the Western Front 2 million British and 3 million French were either captured, wounded or killed - over a few miles of French and Belgian mud.
The Imperial War Museum holds an extraordinary treasure trove of First World War eyewitness testimony. Filmed 50 years ago for the BBC's landmark series The Great War, only a tiny fraction of this footage ever made it to air. I Was There - The Great War Interviews delves into this vault of powerful, personal interviews with soldiers and civilians, so that their voices can be heard for the first time.
During World War I hundreds of thousands of men from Britain and Ireland left their homes and travelled to the battlefields of northern France and Flanders, many of them never to return. But one man from Belfast, Northern Ireland did something exceptional when he set off for the Western Front. Lance Corporal George Hackney took his camera with him. Revealing for the first time what has been described as a photographic discovery of the century this documentary uncovers the remarkable story of the Belfast soldier who took his camera to war and how his wartime experiences fuelled an unlikely moral quest that was to change his life forever.
Telling stories from the frontline and the homefront of World War I, this moving film collects together 12 stories: from the surprising revelation of the first civilian killed in the war, to the extraordinary transformation of Britain into a military industrial complex and the devastating effect on the women enlisted to work in its factories; and the poignant and moving story of the bundle of letters from a frontline soldier to a little girl back home. Presented by Dan Snow.
NITV pays tribute to the military efforts of the Indigenous people of Australia with a series of ANZAC 15-minute documentary specials. In this episode, the story of sea rights. How border customs officers battle outside insurgents and how local fishermen struggle against commercial fishing vessels and the autonomy of Fishing rights.
Marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, actors Daniel Mays, Matthew McNulty and Myanna Buring bring to life the emotions and events preserved in memoirs, diaries and letters written between 1914 and 1918. From the horror of life in the trenches, to the expectation of those waiting for their loved ones to come home, each story is a personal time capsule conveying the hopes, fears, heroism and tragedies of countless ordinary people, made all the more powerful by the fact that every word is real.
Tour Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance with Totally Wild to learn about the scale of Australia's involvement in World War I and the significance of the poppy.
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Dr Chris and Dr Xand visit a replica World War I trench and reveal how injured soldiers were treated on the front line.
In this series Tony and the team uncover the mysteries of their largest ever range and undertake their most ambitious geophysics project to date.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the Western Front we tell the Australian story for the first time. Unlike the defeat at Gallipoli, Australians were very effective and largely responsible for Winning World War I on the Western Front. Five times more Australians were killed on the Western Front than in Gallipoli. Based on the book by author Dr Jonathan King, this exclusive local production airs as part of The History Channel's Remembrance Day line-up.
Tony Robinson's World War I sees Tony documenting the war using the recent discovery of thousands of 3D stereoscopic images taken at the time. Action sequences and interviews with historians will tell the story of the Great War, with each episode focusing on a different year of the conflict.
Professor David Reynolds uncovers a story of wounded egos, political scheming and brinkmanship behind the lines as statesmen and generals haggled over the terms of peace while, at the front, the soldiers fought on. In a journey that takes him through command centres and battlefields, he explores why half a million men were killed or wounded in the bitter endgame of the Great War and he unravels how Germany ultimately plunged to total defeat.
November 11, 1918: The guns that shattered world peace silenced as an armistice ending World War II was signed. In the end, nothing remained recognisable as the last vestiges of the Victorian world vanished. Featuring French photo collections, we'll review the first modern war fought with weapons of mass destruction.
One hundred years on from the day Australian soldiers first landed at Gallipoli, Behind the News is giving kids a special insight into this formative event. From the strategy behind the battle, to what life was like in the trenches and how things unfolded on the other side; well take a look at this famous battle from every angle. Plus, well have an Anzac day quiz to test yourself on too.
For Churchill, D-Day was one of the crowning triumphs of World War II, but almost 30 years earlier in 1915 on the peninsula of Gallipoli, there was a lesser-known D-Day which would all but end his career. Underwater archaeology reveals how the events of 1915 turned into stalemate and slaughter. Historians and relatives of the boy soldiers of Gallipoli tell the emotional story and its tragic consequences. But Churchill and the British would learn valuable lessons from these mistakes, which would enable them to engineer the successful invasion of Normandy of 60 years ago.
Gallipoli is a film by award-winning Turkish director, Tolga Ornek, narrated by Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill. Produced over six years and in seven different countries, Gallipoli uses newly uncovered diaries, letters, dramatic re-enactments and interviews to reveal one of the largest landing operations in history and one of the bloodiest and most controversial battles of the First World War.
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