Unidentified soldier of the First AIF
ID Number: P06003.001 Place made: Unknown The photograph was probably taken in Australia, pre-embarkation, sometime between 1915 and 1918. Featured in the Memorial's 2008 exhibition Icon and Archive, the identity of this striking-looking man is not known and the Memorial had a lot of responses from people with possible identifications, none of which have been him. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection…
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PHOTOS: Rare Vietnam War Pics Rediscovered
Charlie Haughey was 24 when he was drafted into the U.S. army in 1967. The Michigan native had been in college but ran out of money and was working in a ...
Vintage Valour: Canada at War
World War I Recruitment Poster This poster depicts New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, and South Africa supporting Britain in arms. These British Dominions would eventually contribute more...
In the 1930s, after the Battle of Gallipoli, President Ataturk received a letter from the mothers of the fallen ANZAC soldiers requesting permission to visit the graves of their sons. In response he sat down and wrote this poignant letter to the women. Ataturk later used these same words in a speech to the first Australians, New Zealanders and British to visit the Gallipoli battlefields.
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A farewell kiss for a soldier embarking for duty in Vietnam, Sydney, 1968. NAA: A1200, L69310 photos.naa.gov.au/photo/Default.aspx?id=11445771
The call of the Empire, the call of the war
For soldiers of some of the self-governing British Commonwealth nations, involvement in WW1 was a matter of honour and a rite of passage
2 Lieutenant Elwin Bruce Olifent
27 Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Lt Olifent of Henley Beach, Australia, enlisted on 25 February 1915 and sailed for the Middle East on 31 May. After a period in Egypt in July -August 1915, he was posted to the Western Front. Lt Olifent was commissioned in the field during the Battle of the Somme on 10 August 1916, but was killed in action, aged 29 at Flers on 5 November 1916. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretoneux Memorial. Faces of the First World War…
Gallipoli veteran (light armoured brigade) moves on
The last survivor of the Gallipoli campaign is looking for a new home 96 years after he was smuggled back to Britain in a soldier’s knapsack. Blake, a spur-thighed tortoise, was plucked from the
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#ANZACDAY - National day of remembrance and first landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli 100 years ago. Casualty figures for the campaign vary between sources, but it believed the British had contributed 468,000 in the battle for Gallipoli with 33,512 killed. 7,636 missing and 78,000 wounded. The French were next most numerous in total numbers and in casualties. The Anzacs lost 8,000 men in Gallipoli and a further 18,000 were wounded. #AnzacABC #Gallipoli100