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Commemoration of Commencement of War

Commemoration of commencement of war Plans to mark the anniversaries of the outbreak of war In 1915 a number of State-wide activities were planned to mark the one-year anniversary of the outbreak of war. Public meetings at local and shire councils were held to confirm...

NSW prepares for war

The response of the people: When men and women throughout New South Wales woke up on 5 August 1914 they found that Australia was at war with Germany. The initial reaction to the outbreak of war was one of jubilation and fervent exuberance.

Outbreak of war

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo brought the world another step closer to the outbreak of war. Increasing tensions in Europe led to the July Crisis, a month of diplomatic manoeuvrings between the European powers of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France and Britain.