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It started with a shot



How did World War 1 actually start? You may be surprised at the actions that lead to the ‘Great War’ (another name for World War 1). you are to click on the  link below:

World War 1 and read how the Great War began. After reading this information, you need to use your knowledge of Summarising and using the graphic organiser below you are to complete your Sumarising work to demonstrate your understanding of the text.

Summarising Graphic Organiser

What did you and your partner find out about World War 1?

10 thoughts on “It started with a shot

  1. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    The most interesting part of the war for Aung and I was, September, 14, 1914, AE1, along with her sister submarine AE2, went missing along with the crew of 3 officers and 32 sailors.
    We also found out, ONE person getting killed started THE FIRST WORLD WAR. That person was Franz Ferdinand killed by Gavrilo Princip
    War is a scary thing.
    From Aung and Charlie.

  2. Dear Miss Scarrott,

    We found out that world war one started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand heir to the throne was killed by Gavrilo Princip in 1914. We also found out that in August 1st 1914 Germany declares war on Russia on the 1st of August, France on the 3rd of august, then invades Belgium on the 4th of august. In August 1st 1914 Britain fights Germany and joins forces with France and Russia, they were all known as the ‘Allies.’ On August 10th 1914 Australia recruited 20,000 soldiers to fight for Britain. By the end of 1914 more than 50,000 had joined the army.

    From, Annika & Chloe 😀

  3. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    We found out that Australia joined World War 1 to help defend Britain. Australia was part of the British Empire so Australia helped out. Many soldiers died in the wars. It was the year 1914.
    Hannah and Brett.

  4. Dear Miss Scarrott
    Today I learned that on August the 10th, 1914 at the outbreak of the war Australia pledged a force of 20,000 Australian soldiers to be placed at Britain disposal. The Australian army set strict physical and medical conditions to get into the army.
    By the end of the 1914 more than 50,000 Australian’s had joined up and thousands more were rejected on medical grounds.
    From Hamid 6K

  5. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    We found out that in June 28th 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot dead by pro-Serb. We also found out that on 28th of July 1914 Austria-Hungary were allies with Germany and fort against Russia and Serbian and that’s how World War 1 started. Along the way more county’s got involved Australia joined in to help the British army.

  6. Dear Miss Scarrott

    We found out that Germany declared war on Russia on 1st August, France on 3rd August and invaded Belgium on 4th of August 1914.
    The other thing that we found out was Britain declared war on Germany, and Britain joined forces with France and Russia in a group known as the allies.
    August 10, 1914. At the outbreak of the war, Australia pledged a force of 20,000 men to be placed at Britain’s disposal.
    By Dhruvil & Eh Htoo Wah.

  7. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    We both found out that on August the first, Germany declared war on Russia then France on the third of August, after that they declared a war on Belgium on the fourth of August. Fourth of august in 1914 a group called the allies was Britain, France and Russia. Britain declared a war on Germany. Tenth of august 1914 20,000 Australian voluntaries was at Britain’s disposal. At the end of 1914 50,000 Australians voluntaries and more had joined while more than thousands were rejected on medical grounds. I hope this is really helpful to you and everyone.
    By Nibon and Helly

  8. Dear Miss Scarrot,

    We found out that on the 23rd of August 1914 Lieutenant William Malcom Chisholm from Sydney was wounded serving the British 1st battalion east Lancashire and died the following day. 
    Another interesting fact about the (WW1) is that with its ally Germany, Austria-Hungary Declares war on Serbia and 2 days after Siberia is backed up by Russia and made a chain recation through the European military web of allies.

    from Maddy & Larni

  9. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    Me and Tobia found out that June the 28 1914 Austria – Hungary and Germany fought with each other against Russia and Serbia it all started because someone shot Franz Ferdinand. He was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia, and from 1896 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. From Tobia & Hoia

  10. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    We found out That World War 1 started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne and his Wife, Sophie were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip in 1914 and on August 1st Germany declared war against Russia, Ordered war against France on the 3rd and Invaded Belgium on the 4th, on The 4th of August, Britain declares war against Germany, Teaming up with France and Russia.
    From Noah and Bree 🙂

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