Life at Home during the War

Australians and New Zealanders responded to the declaration of war in August 1914 with zest. Believing it would be over by Christmas, and wanting to be in on the action and adventure volunteers ... Read more

Gallipoli Campaign

New Zealand and Australia’s baptism of fire in the First World War took place with the landings on Gallipoli Peninsula of Turkey on 25 April 1915. The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and the N... Read more

Popular Music during the War

The outbreak of war in 1914 was no small inspiration for the many songwriters, lyricists, professional singers and musicians, and resulted in the creation of a huge body of work devoted to warti... Read more

Cinema-going during the War

By the time the First World War broke out, going to the movies was a favourite pastime for Australians and New Zealanders. Available to everyone, it was for many the social event of the w... Read more

Conscription and Resisting the War

While many Australians and New Zealanders served overseas, there was also protest at home against the war. In New Zealand conscription was introduced in 1916, but in Australia conscription refer... Read more

War in Europe

After the horrors of Gallipoli the soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and Australian Imperial Force were sent to fight on the battlefields of Europe. The films and audio in this col... Read more

Welcome

Explore the sights and sounds of World War One from the collections of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.