1. Sunderland in The First World War - Trailer


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    As the imperial chess pieces began to move towards war in the spring and early summer of 1914, Sunderland responded accordingly, its one hundred and fifty one thousand townspeople busying themselves, preparing for what might come. Sunderland’s final account when the war was over would read that of those one hundred and fifty one thousand residents, eighteen thousand would serve their King and one third of those become casualties.

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    • My Subject is War - Contact Warrington Time-Lapse


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      The video documents a 'live art' session that took place at Contact Warrington on 19 March 2015. The event was part of My Subject is War - a visual arts project exploring Warrington's role in the First World War. During the event artist Emma Brown illustrated scenes directly onto the glass. The work is currently on display alongside a series of vinyl artwork panels at Contact Warrington in Warrington town centre. The project has been commissioned by Culture Warrington and Warrington Borough Council and is part of the First World War Centenary programme in Warrington. The work is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. For more information about the project please visit: http://www.emmabrownowl.com/illustration/subject-war/ The time-lapse was produced by Tony Culpin.

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      • Short Film on an Egomaniac


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        This video is about Hitler for my Short Film on an Egomaniac project.

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        • Interview with Elizabeth Speller, author of The First of July


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          Author Elizabeth Speller talks about, and reads from, her new novel "The First of July" (published in Britain as "At Break of Day"). The book tells the story of how four men of widely different backgrounds met in the Somme on 1 July 1916, halfway through World War One. The first day of the Battle of the Somme cost over 90,000 casualties. It was, many say, the day the world changed for ever. The interview was filmed for Central New York Libraries, where "The First of July" is CNY Reads One Book 2015.

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          • Origins of Anzac Day in Queensland digital story, 2015, John Oxley Library, Acc: 29355/15


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            Anzac Day is our national day of remembrance, an opportunity to commemorate those Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in conflict. This digital story examines the key part which Queensland played in the development of this national day. The Queensland Anzac Day Commemoration Committee was formed in early 1916, and its deliberations instituted elements such as the parade of troops, the minute's silence, and the Last Post, which are still observed today. In particular, the efforts of honorary secretary Canon David John Garland, ensured that Anzac Day remained a solemn, community commemoration of wartime sacrifice, rather than a celebration.

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            • Queensland doctors and nurses in the First World War digital story, 2015, John Oxley Library, Acc: 29355/4


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              An examination of the experiences of Queensland doctors and nurses who served in the First World War. Professor John Pearn AO, RFD and Dr. Robert Likeman CSM, both distinguished civilian and military doctors, discuss the challenging situations faced by medical service people in the First World War, from overwhelming numbers of casualties, to extreme conditions and traumatic injuries. They explore the medical advancements which resulted from war, and the lasting emotional and psychological effects of the war on the doctors and nurses who served.

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              • Roy Douglas Proctor digital story, 2015, John Oxley Library, Acc: 29355/3


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                The story of Roy Douglas Proctor, a Sergeant in 15th Battalion, A.I.F during World War I. The Roy Douglas Proctor Papers 1915-1917 are held in the John Oxley Library and contain letters and postcards sent from Roy while on active service, to his sister Ruby in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. The letters are written from Egypt, France and Belgium, the postcards depict scenes in Egypt, the hospital ship Asturias, Marseille and London. Roy was killed in action, aged 26, on 1 February 1917, and buried in the Guards Cemetery, Les Boeufs, Somme, France.

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                • Major General Sir Thomas William Glasgow KCB CB CMG DSO digital story, 2015, John Oxley Library, Acc: 29355/10


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                  The story of Major General Sir Thomas William Glasgow , Queensland's highest ranking First World War soldier, and an effective and highly regarded divisional commander. Born in Tiaro in 1876, Glasgow enlisted with the Wide Bay Regiment, Queensland Mounted Infantry and served with distinction in the Boer War, where he won the DSO while still a Lieutenant. He organised the 13th Light Horse Regiment at Gympie in 1903, and at the outbreak of the First World War enlisted in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment. Glasgow earned distinction at Gallipoli, leading the Australian assault on Dead Man's Ridge, and on the Western Front he was appointed commander of 13th Infantry Brigade as part of 4th Australian Division. On 25 April 1918, 13th Brigade, together with Harold 'Pompey' Elliott's 15th Brigade, staged an important counterattack to recapture the town of Villers-Bretonneux. This action played a significant role in turning back the German Spring 1918 advance. In June 1918 Glasgow was given command of 1st Australian Division. In 1919 Glasgow was appointed K.C.B., was awarded the French Légion d'honneur and the Croix de Guerre, and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. After the war he commanded 4th Division, became honorary colonel of the 5th Light Horse and the 1st Battalion, and led the Anzac Day parade in Brisbane for 20 years. From 1919-1931 Glasgow served in the Australian Senate as a Nationalist. From April 1927 until October 1929 he was minister for defence. In 1939 Glasgow was appointed first Australian high commissioner to Canada, and returned to Australia in 1945 to resume pastoral and business interests in Queensland. He died in Brisbane in 1955 and was given a state funeral.

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                  • Maurice George Delpratt digital story, 2015, John Oxley Library, Acc: 29355/7


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                    The story of Maurice George Delpratt, a station overseer from Tambourine and former housemaster at The Southport School, who served at Gallipoli with the 5th Light Horse, and was captured by the Turks on the 28th June 1915. As a prisoner of war at Hadji-Kiri, near Belemedik in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey, he worked on the construction of the Baghdad Railway. During his three years imprisonment, Delpratt corresponded with family and friends at home in Queensland. Most letters and postcards were written to his eldest sister Elinor (Nell), Mrs F.L. White of "Brooklands", Woodhill, Queensland. Correspondence and comfort parcels were facilitated by the Australian Red Cross POW Department in London. Delpratt was released after the armistice in November 1918 and returned to Queensland in July 1919. He married Mary Esther Davies of Toowoomba in 1928 and they had three daughters. He later worked at the Warwick Post Office and died in Warwick in 1957.

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                    • Queensland’s indigenous servicemen of the First World War digital story, 2015, John Oxley Library, Acc: 29355/13


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                      This digital story explores the contribution and experiences of indigenous Queenslanders during the First World War. Despite the oppressive policies and practices of the Protection Era, between 1,250 and 1,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women volunteered for the AIF, and approximately 300 were from Queensland. Indigenous Queenslanders tried to enlist for a variety of reasons, and Indigenous Languages Coordinator Desmond Crump discusses the effect of the Defence Act (1909), which excluded from service 'those who were not of 'substantially European origin or descent'. In 1917 the Act was amended to so that 'half castes' could enlist. While this increased indigenous recruitment, it did not guarantee indigenous soldiers any of the rights afforded their non-indigenous comrades after the war, and they returned to a life of restriction and discrimination.

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