Monday 11 February 2008 by Janda Gooding. No comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition, Exhibition Tour

Edogawa Gardens, GosfordEdogawa Gardens, Gosford

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Thursday 7 February 2008 by Jennie Norberry. 2 comments.
Collection Ephemera

It's one of those questions that doesn't get asked everyday, but when it is, the enquirer doesn't usually have to finish their question before we can help them. They usually start with

"I don't know if you can help me, I was in the World War 1 section and noticed a knitting pattern for..."

At this point I can jump in with:

"Knitting two socks at once."

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Wednesday 6 February 2008 by Peter Burness. No comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918 The Role of Aircraft

In war there has always been the need to see the enemy behind the hill; reconnaissance became a role of cavalry.  Eventually observation balloons played a part as well.  By the First World War, it was apparent that aircraft, being able to get above and well behind the enemy’s lines, could do it so much better.

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Wednesday 6 February 2008 by Amanda Rebbeck. 13 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Collection The Red Baron, Private Records

A03158A posthumous photograph of Captain Baron Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron).

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Wednesday 6 February 2008 by Amanda Rebbeck. 1 comments.
Aircraft 1914 - 1918, Personal Stories Training, Aerial Operations, Private Records

The aircraft of the 1914-18 period were visibly frail and delicate and quite unlike the capable machines we know today. First World War aircraft were prone to structural or mechanical failures and could easily catch fire. Armament was limited to rifle-calibre machine guns and protection for the crew through armour and parachutes were only beginning to be used in the closing stages of the war. Aircrew operated with few aids to navigation, and were usually exposed to the elements while in flight.

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Wednesday 30 January 2008 by Nick Fletcher. 3 comments.
News, Personal Stories, New acquisitions

Escape maps, medals and military insignia from an infamous German prisoner of war camp are among the latest additions to the Australian War Memorial's collection.

Medals and photographs from Lieutenant JR Jack Millet’s Colditz collection

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Tuesday 22 January 2008 by Mal Booth. 6 comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse Our exhibition

I now have a better set of images of the exhibition taken by one of our professional photographers, Kerry Alchin. I had thought that I might just replace some of my terribly dark and grainy images, but after talking to our web team, we thought we might upload this new set as a slide show.

You can stop the slideshow (by double clicking an image) to view more information or you can look at the previous posts, or even post a question in a comment. Here we go, mind the step ...

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Monday 21 January 2008 by Robyn Van-Dyk. 1 comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse Chauvel, The Light Horse

This post is a further comment regarding Emily Robertson's post on the Shellal Mosaic. When researching for the exhibition I came across some references to the mosaic in the collection of papers of General Sir Henry George Chauvel. In a letter to his wife on 3 May 1917 he mentions some damage done to the mosaic by Turkish forces and that he had contacted the Director of Antiquities to remove it. The letter was transcribed into Lady Chauvel’s scrapbook which she compiled after the war.

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Wednesday 9 January 2008 by Mal Booth. 4 comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse The Light Horse

This blog post was written by Emily Robertson, a post-graduate student from the Australian National University who briefly worked at the Memorial as an intern in our Art section.

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