Vi­sion of the front­line just a screen away

The Weekend Australian - - 100 ARMISTICE ANNIVERSARY - JUSTIN LEES

To­day, as the world pre­pares to mark the close of the World War I cen­te­nary, we take you to the heart of the Aus­tralian ex­pe­ri­ence on the West­ern Front.

In the ground­break­ing AN­ZAC 360 project, any Aus­tralian can travel to the bat­tle­fields of France and Bel­gium us­ing vir­tu­al­re­al­ity 360-de­gree vi­sion on a phone or tablet.

Sur­round vi­sion us­ing drone and ground-level footage lets view­ers soar over the fields and ex­plore trenches, bunkers and memo­ri­als; pe­riod im­agery, graph­ics and sound ef­fects will trans­port you back a cen­tury.

AN­ZAC 360 is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween News Corp Aus­tralia, pub­lisher of The Week­end Aus­tralian, and the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs.

It has been pro­duced by Grainger Films.

The best way to ex­pe­ri­ence it is to down­load the free AN­ZAC 360 app from your app store.

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