Showing posts with label Australian Soilders WW1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Australian Soilders WW1. Show all posts

3 October 2011

Strange WW1 Propaganda Posters

WW1 1916 Poster from London UK. For me this is a really strange poster, maybe nearly a 100 years later we see things differently now but the option to die away from home by a bullet it meant to encourage people to enlist into the War? Stopping air raids is a fine message to leave with people though!

Another WW1 poster, aimed at the troops either at home or away. Stay away from "Good time" girls, yes indeedy you have more important things to be doing.

30 August 2011

Australian soldiers Gallipoli 1915

Australian soldiers guarding a captured Turkish officer camouflaged with bushes. This is from Gallipoli in 1915.

It made me chuckle this, reminded me of the annoying man in San Fransisco near the pier that camouflages himself and jumps out at suspecting tourists.

6 April 2011

Australia Soilders on the Pyramids. WW1

North Africa: Egypt, North Egypt, Mena - photo taken 10th January 1915. Group portrait of all the original officers and men of the 11th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces WW1.. The group of over 685 soldiers are spread over the side of the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) near Mena camp. Officers identified in the front row are, left to right: 2nd Lieutenant (Lt) F P Strickland; 2nd Lt J Newman; Major (Maj) S R Roberts; Lt J H Morgan; Captain (Capt) J S Denton; Capt A E J Croly; Capt Charles A Barnes; Lt K McLennan; Padre Fahey; Lt (later Capt) A P H Corley (later killed in action 17 September 1915); Lt (later Capt) C A La Nauze (later killed in action 28 June 1915); Capt J H Peck; Capt W R Annear; Capt R R Reilly; 2nd Lt M L Reid; Lt D H McDonald; Lieutenant Colonel J L Johnston; Capt R W Everett; Maj E A D Brockman (later MC); Capt E T Brennan; Capt R L Leane; 2nd Lt A H Darnell; 2nd Lt A H Priestley; Lt W H Rockliff; 2nd Lt J H Cooke (later killed in action 10 April 1916); 2nd Lt H James (later MC); 2nd Lt C F Buttle; 2nd Lt H H Walker (sitting); Lt J Williams (top). Missing are: 2nd Lt S H Jackson, Lt A R Selby and 2nd Lt A H MacFarlane. Capt Barnes records in his diary: 'After Church this morning the whole Battalion was marched up to the Pyramid (Old Cheops) and we had a photo took or at least several of them.' This well known and very popular photograph was originally lent to the Australian War Memorial in the 1930s by Colonel K McLennan MBE.