Friday, 20 January 2017

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity

In New Zealand we have many museum and galleries. One of the largest is called the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa or ‘Te Papa’ for short. Inside Te Papa there is a huge exhibition called ‘Gallipoli - The Scale of our War.’ It has information about a special battle, the Battle of Gallipoli, that took place during World War I. Many New Zealanders took part and many lost their lives.

The battle started on 25 April 1915. We commemorate this battle every year by celebrating Anzac Day on 25 April. Visit the Gallipoli website. It will give you lots of information about this famous battle. On your blog, tell us three things that you learned about the battle.

Here are 3 things that I've learnt about the battle:

1. Anzac stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.
2. Anzac day is on the 25th of April when the battle started.
3. On Anzac day some people were a red poppies to remember those who lost there lives in the terrifying battle.

Here's a little story ( TRUE STORY ):

Did you know when the war was finish and some people died. Well one person who died and was so filthy and dirty go sent back to his family. As he was sent back home his family did not recognize him because he was all filthy and dirty. So then he was a unknown man who was in the war. As he was buried the cross said unknown but to god!

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting post, Amelia!

    Thanks for these three great facts and for posting an additional story about an unidentified soldier. Sadly, there were a number of men who died during both World War I and World War II who were never formally identified. If they did not have the name of the soldier available, they would write, 'A Soldier of the Great War' on their tombstone along with the date of their death.

    I had the chance to visit a number of cemeteries in Europe (Belgium and France) where soldiers from World War I were buried. One of the largest cemeteries, Tyne Cot, was absolutely stunning. It was such a dramatic reminder of the number of lives that were lost to the war. It makes me feel so lucky to be alive!

    I hope that you have a wonderful day! Enjoy the sunshine and the chance to spend quality time with friends and family.

    Rachel :)