Slides in Help, Crisis Revision 2016
The morning of September 11th 2001 was a key turning point in the 21st century.
This event had severe impacts as it involved 4 planes, affected thousands of people and covered a large area.
Every big event or crisis happens for a reason. There are many complex reasons for the events on 9/11.
World War 1 was a significant event in world history. It involved millions of people from different countries and was a key event in the development of New Zealand's identity.
Like 9/11 there are many complex reasons for WW1. It usually takes more than one thing to set off a world war like this.
One event became the catalyst for WW1. It took place in a small part of eastern Europe but the consequences were severe.
Within a few months of the outbreak of war (August 1914) a line of trenches stretched from Switzerland to the Belgian coast. The Germans and their allies were on one side of the line, and on the other there were the French and British forces and their allies. Things had reached a stalemate.
At dawn on the 25th April 1915 thousands of troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Things did not go smoothly for them.
After hard fighting by the ANZAC troops, a small foothold was achieved. Things came to a stalemate and the troops had to dig in and build trenches.
After 8 months of living in terrible conditions, the troops withdraw quietly and secretly. The evacuation of Anzac began on 15 December, and 36,000 troops were shipped out over four nights. At 4.10 a.m. on the 20th, the last men left Anzac Cove. In Australia and New Zealand, the campaign helped foster a growing sense of national identity. Those at home were proud of how their ‘boys’ had performed under difficult conditions. Official observance of Anzac Day, the day of the landing, ensured the campaign would not be forgotten.