Saturday, 7 January 2017

Week 3 - Weekly Activity Day 5 (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity
In New Zealand we have many museum and galleries. One of the largest is called the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa or ‘Te Papa’ for short. Inside Te Papa there is a huge exhibition called ‘Gallipoli - The Scale of our War.’ It has information about a special battle, the Battle of Gallipoli, that took place during World War I. Many New Zealanders took part and many lost their lives.
The battle started on 25 April 1915. We commemorate this battle every year by celebrating Anzac Day on 25 April. Visit the Gallipoli website. It will give you lots of information about this famous battle. On your blog, tell us three things that you learned about the battle.

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What I Learned :
1. The first thing I learned was lice, ticks, flies and dead bodies were a major problem to the soldiers.
2. The second thing I learned was that it was easy for the Turks to shoot our soldiers because thy had high ground.\
3. The third thing I learned that was there food was so yuck and disgusting.


  1. Hi again, Stanley,

    Gallipoli is definitely a hard part of our history to learn about. So many New Zealanders, and indeed, so many people in general lost their lives. Nearly 19 million.

    I hope that by learning about such war, we do everything we can to stop it happening again.

    Did you learn anything else interesting or surprising?


  2. Hi Stanley

    I have to say those are great facts! I was wondering... what is the disease? I would most likely to know.

    Great work and keep it up!

  3. Hi Stanley,

    I love that you embraced the challenge and completed the Gallipoli activity. It really was a very important period of time in our history and it's really important that we remember the men and women who fought for our freedom in Turkey.

    Like Von, I am also quite curious about your first fact. What was the disease that the soldiers caught? Do you remember the name of it?

    Whenever I read about any of the world wars or see any footage of it I think about how hard it must have been for the soldiers to survive. They really were living in terribly difficult conditions - cold, wet, hungry and often ill. As you mentioned, the food was pretty terrible and the soldiers would often go days without eating a proper meal. It is a real testament to their strength, courage and will power that they survived. Amazing.

    Speaking of amazing, you are rocking your way through these activities at a great rate. Keep it up, Stanley!!!!

    Rachel :)

  4. Hi Von & Rachael,
    I just read your comments today and I was mistaken so I re wrote the first thing I learned. Sorry :-)

    1. Hi Stanley,

      Thanks for taking the time to read our comments and for adjusting your blog post. I can see how lice, ticks, flies and, particularly, dead bodies would have been very difficult for our soldiers to contend with. The conditions really were so awful. Aren't we lucky to live in an era where we aren't involved in a major world war and we can all spend our days going to school, learning, blogging, hanging out with friends, etc? I feel so grateful every day that I live in a peaceful place like New Zealand.

      Thanks again for taking the time to adjust your post and to write back to Von and I. I think that I can speak for Von when I say that we really appreciate it ;-)


  5. Hello Stanley
    It was a huge disaster for the ANZAC's at Gallipoli. Keep up the amazing work Stanley!


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