World War I and Australian Troops Allies Essay

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How was resilience shown at the Somme? Notes | Source | Conclusion | "The decisive issue of the war depends on the victory of the Second Army on the Somme. We must win this battle in spite of the enemy's temporary superiority in artillery and infantry. The vital thing is to hold on to our present positions at all costs and to improve them." General von Below (Germany) | | The evidence indicates the advantage Germans had due to their advanced artillery, the ANZACS showed resilience by not letting this affect their attitudes towards the war, and still fought even though they had acknowledged their disadvantage. | | | | | | | | | |

How is Leadersip shown in modern day Australia? | | | A floods rescuer in Queensland describes the valiant self-sacrifice of a 13-year-old boy, Jordan Tyson aged 13 who heroically gave his life to save his younger brother Blake, aged ten. | http://www.norepublic.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2989&Itemid=21 | In WW1 leadership was often shown by sacrifice. Soldiers kept fighting even though they knew there was an increased chance of death. The act of leadership is still being shown to this day due to the way soldiers shaped Australia’s identity. Jordan Tyson sacrificed his life to save another, he was in a bad situation but instead of letting anxiety take over he became a leader by thinking logically and on the spot, under pressure the way many Australian troops did in WW1. Jason, just like the troops of WW1, thought selflessly and didn’t consider the negative aspects of the situation he thought like a leader by putting his life after another. | They raced through burning apple trees to the ditch where Mr Gatenby (48 yrs old) pushed his uncle (98 yrs old) in and then dived on top of him to protect him.He stayed on top of his uncle for more than half an hour. And received dangerous burns on the top half of his body. | http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/queensland-black-saturday-hero-honoured-20110822-1j5d3.html#ixzz1nTK3ljgJ | The evidence portrays an incident in Victorias bush fires which showed a heroic act of leadership. Mr Gatenby was forced to think quickly, he trusted his gut feeling and did what he had to do. The way he sacrificed himself for his uncle without thinking twice about it shows an act of modern day Australian leadership. Mr Gatenby was not from Victoria and did not even know that Bush fires occurred in this area, so with no knowledge he took it upon himself to save his uncle. This makes Mr Gatenby a leader as he did not follow instructions, he followed his own instincts where they paid off and saved a life. Just like the troops in WW1 he had to think for himself, he did not have set instructions and did what he believed was right. The troops of WW1 have moulded…