The First day at Gallipoli
1914 – August
Germany declares war, all of Europe is in arms… The great war of Gallipoli be-gan.
This makes me feel sad as the soldiers don’t know what is going to happen. They didn’t have a choice, they had to go to war.
The world went into an economic depression, which triggered the second world war.
1915 – April
2am – Captain Fiak sees the British ships arriving. The soldiers were warned, they were waiting in the trenches. Captain Fiak will move to higher ground soon. I feel sad because I know most of the soldiers in the trenches will die.
3am – the Anzac soldiers are about to land. 15,000 Australian men are on the boats. Captain Fiak loses vision of the ships and warns his soldiers on the coast-line. He tells them to get ready.
4.15am – the landing boats get muddled up with the land formation. 40 soldiers are crammed in each landing boat. The warning light on land is lightened so now the landing boats have been exposed. It sounds really stressful and crammed, the sol-diers on the boats must have been really scared.
4.25am – the Ottoman soldiers are shooting at the Anzac soldiers on the landing boats before they even land on the coastline. There is so much gunfire and dead bodies. Lieutenant-Colonel Price Weir directs the confused soldiers on the beach. I think all the soldiers must have been scared, on both sides of the war as there were so many dead bodies and gunfire.
By Preston Room 9