Gallipoli - Baptism of fire

For the Australian soldiers, months of training and anticipation culminated with the Gallipoli landing on April 25, 1915. In many ways this day typified the campaign — bravery, advances and withdrawals but ultimately stalemate.

The narrow landing beach at ANZAC Cove.

The narrow beach at ANZAC Cove. Click for a larger view.

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Investigate Gallipoli: the first day and explore the Australian soldiers’ thoughts of this momentous event.

Your tasks

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Make notes about the first day of the Gallipoli campaign.

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Produce a radio news bulletin covering the events of 25 April, 1915.

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Censor media reports based on media rules of the times.

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