Friday 1 July 2011 by Emma Campbell. 4 comments.
News

In the early morning of 1 July 1916, more than 100,000 British infantrymen were ordered from their trenches in the fields and woods north of the Somme River in France, to attack the opposing German line.

Within 24 hours, the British army would suffer almost 60,000 casualties, a third of whom were killed, and record the most costly day in its history.

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Sunday 15 May 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 5 comments.
News, Personal Stories Second World War, USS Mugford, AHS Centaur

 

Talmadge Johnson in 1940 (Photograph courtesy of L Johnson)

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Thursday 7 April 2011 by Andrew Currey. 2 comments.
News, Collection

One of the many problems trench warfare presented to soldiers in the First World War was finding out what the enemy was doing behind his lines.  The simple solution to this was height, and in a relatively short time many ways of getting men and a camera off the ground were developed.

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Thursday 31 March 2011 by Nicholas Schmidt. 1 comments.
News, Collection, Conservation, ANZAC Connections

The papers of Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood will be undergoing conservation, rehousing and digitisation for their long term preservation.

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Wednesday 23 March 2011 by Ally Roche. 3 comments.
News, Collection First World War, Western Front, Technology, Frontline troops

The bicycle is a machine that we can all relate to, it’s a common denominator.  Be that early childhood memories of the first ride down that steep hill, the freedom to go distances that would be problematic on foot or that flat tyre at the most inconvenient time.

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Wednesday 23 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
News

Date: Tuesday 5 April 2011 at 1:00 pm

Location: Animals in War

Sculpture Garden

Australian War Memorial

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Friday 25 February 2011 by Peter Burness. 29 comments.
News

Vignacourt is an old rural village in France, larger than most, 12 kilometres north of the city of Amiens.

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Thursday 24 February 2011 by LEUT Debra Holland. No comments.
News

Monday 14 February 2011 by Nicholas Schmidt. 4 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection, Collection Highlights, ANZAC Connections

Recently, I have been working on the papers of Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, the First World War British General who commanded the Australian Corps for much of the First World War (including at Gallipoli). Amongst the papers, donated by the Birdwood family in the 1960s, I have found a story I think is suitable for a Valentine’s Day blog entry.

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