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Background to WWI and Gallipoli

These digital resources will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of soldiers at Gallipoli.

Gallipoli Timeline

This timeline is an overview of the 8-month Anzac campaign at Gallipoli in 1915.

Fast Facts - New Zealand in the First World War (Episode 1)

These animated videos for teachers and students are designed to provide an overview which could be used as talking points for teachers, or to prompt further research by students. The videos focus on New Zealand's involvement in the First World War and life in the trenches.

Get an introduction to the First World War by viewing the first episode in the Fast Facts series.

The second episode in the Fast Facts series describes life in the trenches.

Watch all Fast Facts

The Gallipoli campaign

Follow the experiences of a young New Zealand soldier throughout the Gallipoli campaign in this series of first-person dramatisations.

The Gallipoli Campaign is a seven-episode series which explores what life in the trenches was like for the New Zealand soldier.

Watch The Gallipoli Campaign series

Resources on other sites

Gallipoli place names

A guide to the names of places associated with engagements during the Gallipoli campaign.

New Zealand WW100

A coordination and promotion point for activities focussed on remembrance of the First World War.

NZ History

Explore New Zealand history through this comprehensive website compiled by professional historians. Interesting pages about Gallipoli include:

A site dedicated to providing background information, multimedia and personal stories related to the First World War.

National Library of New Zealand - Services to schools

Provides links to a wide range of items around the First World War including images, articles, websites and databases.

This site provides a guide to Anzac day for New Zealanders and a guide to visiting graves at Gallipoli.

Returned Services Association

The RSA was formed in New Zealand in 1916 by returning Anzacs during the First World War to provide support and comfort for service men and women and their families.

Radio New Zealand

This site has a variety of recorded programming relating to WWI. Use the search function to find this.