Watch and explore events as and where they happened, recreated in a 3D map space of the accurate landscape of April 25, 1915. From the first sightings of British Naval ships by Ottoman shore platoons and the unfolding chaos of the pre-dawn landings, to the ANZAC struggle to gain purchase on the unforgiving terrain, and the dominance of the Ottoman Army through devastating artillery and fierce resistance to the ANZAC advance.
Developed with education in mind and anyone interested in the reality of the Gallipoli Campaign, the hardship of war and its complex impact on Australian identity.
• Spectacular cinematics feature pivotal moments throughout the day.
• 3D models of military hardware elaborate the technology available to the opposing sides in battle.
• Audio versions of war diaries, read by Hugo Weaving among others, bring the poignant eyewitness testimonies of ANZAC and Ottoman soldiers to life;
• Curiosity rewarded with an increase in rank and specialist medals which detail users' progress.
• Moving video accounts by veterans portray the experiences of 25 April 1915.
• Video commentary by historians including Harvey Broadbent and Les Carlyon; the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove; Turkish Ambassador to Australia, Murat Ersavci; former Prime Minister John Howard; Head of Indigenous Affairs at AWM, Gary Oakley; New Zealand military historian Christopher Pugsley.
• Personnel records, archival photographs and military trees detail some of the thousands of soldiers who fought on the day.
• Original maps used on the first day, which can be overlaid upon the 3D landscape.
• An analysis of the broader Gallipoli Campaign renders the first day in the context of this ill-fated front of the Great War.
A completely remastered edition of the AFI award-winning documentary, originally published online in 2009.