Learning task 5 Assessment NB - teachers may decide that they only need to use of of the following assessments to best meet the needs of their programme.
Hanging On When the news broke in New Zealand, the landing was hailed as a triumph. It was an impressive military achievement, all the more so because it was done by a citizen army rather than professional soldiers.
By the end of the first day, the Anzacs had established a foothold on the peninsula but no more. It stretched about metres along the coast.
In the last days of April and the first days of May all they could do was to hang on against the Ottoman 19th Division commanded by Mustafa Kemal, an unknown figure outside his native land at the time but later to achieve lasting fame as Kemal Ataturk, the founding president of the Turkish republic.
Private Edwin James Sherlock of the 6th Hauraki Company — a factory manager in civilian life — had a more realistic opinion of the fighting and how it was being reported. Listen to Unidentified Speaker: As for fatigue, I was so tired that I slept with bullets flying all round, and as for Major Dawson, there is not one of us who would not follow him through Hell itself, after his handling of the situation on Sunday, April We reinforced on the left, advancing through the scrub on the flat, and among the bullets we crawled out to a sort of cart track.
Ignorant of the position of friend or foe, we lined it, and with nothing to shoot at we let the bullets go by.
I never expected to come out of the inferno, and resigned myself to the inevitable. A bullet passed over my back and hit one of the boys behind me, but I heard later he was brought in safely.
We were futilely wrath at being unable to take our revenge. Presently an Australian officer appeared out of somewhere and ordered us back to the ridge, and passing on the order, [we] followed him. He fell with a sigh and lay still.
We lined the crest, somewhat protected from the hail of lead, and waited grimly with our bayonets.
The incredulous amazement of it all was past now, our blood was up, and we had a few scores to settle. The Turks, ignorant of our weak numbers, did not advance, and at last came the night and a slackening of fire.
We advanced over the crest, removed the wounded, and poured volleys into the advancing Turks until they reached our unprotected flanks. We then entrenched strongly beneath the crest, while the Turks, several times our number, took up a position 10 to 20 yards the other side.
Volley after volley we poured into them, and into the bushes where we could hear them trying to get us to charge. With nerves strained to the breaking point, we wanted to get at them with our bayonets and end it one way or the other, but, sizing up the situation — that they had not the courage to charge, and that our charging would mean annihilation — he kept us in hand, and used our enthusiasm in other directions.
Respite in a support trench.Letters from Gallipoli years ago , soldiers died in the Gallipoli campaign, among them 3, Irishmen. this is the first opportunity I have had of writing to you since we left the boat.
Sep 03, · Frank Clark's letter from Gallipoli produced for the Auckland War Memorial Museum by Storyboards. FORMAL WRITING A relevant idea in the film Gallipoli, produced by Peter Weir, is that war is a tragic waste of life. Weir made this idea seem relevant in the world today by using film techniques including music, dialogue and symbolism.
In their own words: letters from ANZACs during the Gallipoli evacuation. Writing at Gallipoli ‘It is a glorious night, calm and peaceful.’ A purser on a troopship, an infantry soldier, a medical attendant and a lieutenant-colonel all played.
Slang terms rarely occur in formal, prepared speech or in edited writing. Informal language, on the other hand, has recently seeped into situations that once mandated careful, formal speech.
For some, this is a welcome development.