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Explore the effects of war on those at home, from Prime Minister Billy Hughes's determination to impose conscription on a divided nation, to Basil Watson's thrilling and ultimately tragic aerobatic displays in his homemade biplane, and May Gibbs's quaint postcards that carried messages of joy to soldiers at the front.
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo28 June
Great Britain declares war on Germany4 August
Australian forces capture German New Guinea11–17 September
First Anzac Day25 April
British Somme Offensive1 July
Battle of Fromelles19–20 July
USA enters the war6 April
Battle of Villers-Bretonneux24–25 April
Battle of Amiens8 August
Battle of Montbrehain (AIF's last action on Western Front)5 October