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.
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.
Remembering World War one with BTN.
Jordan is taking part in an Anzac Day ceremony where he will be playing 'The Last Post' on the bugle. This song is traditionally used to close out commemorative ceremonies that honour those who fought in wars. Find out how the tradition started and what's being done to keep it alive.
What was it like to be in the trenches during World War I Well, there were a lot of pretty tough conditions soldiers and others serving had to endure. Join a group of army cadets as they visit a museum to find out about the clothes, shelter and food of those who served in the trenches.
Follow the story of two soldiers with very similar goals, yet their journeys turn out completely differently. It was during the time when Indigenous men were not allowed to serve due to the colour of their skin.
Using excerpts from letters, hear from some of the soldiers that served at the Landing at Gallipoli to get a better understanding of what it was like to be part of this historical battle. Marking the beginning of Australia's involvement in World War I, the Landing at Gallipoli began on April 25, the day now set aside for remembrance and reflection that we call Anzac Day.
In 1919 the indomitable Smith brothers, Ross and Keith flew a WWI bomber plane across the world in an open cockpit, without a radio and with nothing more than some sea charts to guide their way. To help them with their final leg of the journey across the Timor Sea, the Australian navy helpfully despatched HMAS Sydney to sit off the coast of northern Australia, pointing her bow in the direction of Darwin. To the ship's crew's surprise, not only did the plane fly over exactly on course for Darwin, but it also left behind a pickle bottle floating down from on high with the help of a parachute, containing the message "Many thanks for looking after us. Going Strong". That the bottle and its message survived the drop is a fitting tribute to the truly pioneering and epic spirit of the Smith Brothers.
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