Saturday, April 21, 2018

Can I Study the ANZAC Tradition on the iPad

Anzac Day is held on the 25th April and remembers all those that have fallen in battle for Australia and New Zealand. ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. They have fought in many famous battles in countless theatres of war and and have been enshrined in both Australian and New Zealand history.

I was interested to see if anyone had developed any apps to showcase the information and subsequent legends that have grown up around the ANZACs. Thankfully there were a range of apps and a number of the apps I did find were developed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) an Australian government organisation. I think because these were developed by the ABC they are distributed for free.

Gallipoli: The First Day: FREE
Explore the events of Gallipoli in a 3D map space. From the first sightings of British Naval ships by Ottoman platoons and the unfolding chaos of the pre-dawn landings, to the ANZAC struggle to make gains in the unforgiving terrain.

WW1: Fromelles and Pozieres: FREE
It’s WW1, and the battles of Fromelles and Pozieres, are raging. Hear the story of these battles narrated by Hugo Weaving while you explore 3D battlefields and trenches to gain an understanding of how WW1 battles were fought.

WW1: Battles of Third Ypres: FREE
It’s WW1, and the battles of Polygon Wood and First Passchendaele, form a key part of the Third Ypres campaign. Hear the story of these battles narrated by Richard Roxburgh, explore 3D battlefields to gain an understanding of events.

WW1: Beersheba: FREE
Anzac history is brought to life in this interactive documentary detailing the Battle of Beersheba and its pivotal role in the Middle Eastern theatre in WW1. Explore the battlefield in 3D and dioramas to gain a rich understanding of these remarkable events in Australian history.

Kokoda VR: FREE
Using real 3D locations and featuring original museum artefacts, historical interviews and videos; witness the famous Kokoda Track campaign of WWII. App comes educational resources linked to content Australian History Curriculum.

Spirit of Anzac Centenary: FREE
Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience tells the story of Australia’s involvement in the First World War. It begins in pre-war Australia, before transporting you to recreated scenes of Gallipoli, the Western Front, Sinai and Palestine.

Nga Tapuwae Gallipoli: FREE
A guide to the battlefields of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Follow in the footsteps of the Anzacs, with interactive trails, audio guides and maps. Explore the history of New Zealand’s involvement at Gallipoli with fully researched historical guides.

Nga Tapuwae Western Front: FREE
A guide covering the Western Front - the Somme. Follow in the footsteps of the Anzacs, with interactive trails, audio guides and maps. Discover landmarks including the Arras tunnels, the Bulford Kiwi, and cemeteries at Tyne Cot and Caterpillar Valley

WW1 Researcher: Australia: $2.99
Explore 6 case studies of people who served in the Australian Army in WW1. The app gives you an idea of what research of a soldier or nurse might look like. Research links and the collection of primary source documents will guide you.

Victoria Cross: FREE
The Victoria Cross tells the story of the heroic deeds of soldiers during WW1. The heroic actions of these soldiers left their mark on history. In recognition they were presented with the most prestigious British and Commonwealth Armed Forces military award: the Victoria Cross.

First World War History for Kids: $2.99
An interactive experience to learn about the origins of WW1, the conflict, life in the trenches, the major battles, air and naval warfare. Historical periods organised thematically and chronologically from the start of the war to the armistice

Remember Them: FREE
The Remembering Them app provides a geo-coded list and historical descriptions of thousands of memorials, museums, shrines, statues, monuments, wartime bases, war graves and other Australian sites that commemorate our wartime history.

I would love t add to this collection if anyone k ow of any other suitable apps.

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