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World War One and Australia: World War One

This guide explores the causes of World War One, or the Great War and Australia's involvement in it.

World War One or The Great War

WW1

 World War One

For books browse the Resource Centre Catalogue under the following subject headings:

World War, 1914-1918

World War, 1914-1918 - Australia

Australia - History - 1914-1918

 Browse the shelves at:

940.3 - World War One

994.04 - Australia and World War One

994.042 - The Homefront in Australia

World War 1 1914-1918 - Causes

 Causes of WW1

The First World War began in August 1914. It was directly triggered by the assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on 28th June 1914 by Bosnian revolutionary, Gavrilo Princip.

This event was, however, simply the trigger that set off declarations of war. The actual causes of the war are more complicated and are still debated by historians today.

Visit this Website on World War One to explore the deeper causes behind this major war that changed the course of the Twentieth Century.

World War One books

The Poets of World War One

Modern World History Online Database

The Modern World History Online Database is a must use resource for this subject. You will find Biographies, Events, Primary Sources, Images, Videos, Maps and Charts.

World War I - Weblinks

John Green on World War One

Trench Warfare