Tuesday 12 June 2007 by Anne-Marie Conde. 9 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Research material, War records

Ninety years ago, in May 1917, the Australian War Records Section (AWRS) was formed in London. It is from this date that we trace the formal origins of the Australian War Memorial. Over the next two years the AWRS acquired approximately 25,000 objects, as well as paper records, photographs, film, publications, and works of art. All were brought back to Australia in 1919 and formed the basis of the collection of what would eventually become the Australian War Memorial.

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Recently, I had one of those marvellous moments of discovery connecting T E Lawrence to C E W Bean . . . well, in a small way.

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Friday 25 May 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 18 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Messines - Mines

Tunnellers – Hill 60

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Monday 21 May 2007 by John Lafferty. 1 comments.
Personal Stories, Battlefield Tours After the trip, Then and Now

I'm now back at work and catching up on the email and tasks. I am also still processing the photos taken on the trip. As I go through the images I am adding notes but also looking for those images that where taken to match those in the collection. Here is the first one. It is a panoramic photo of North Beach. Although these images have been taken at a slightly different angle the details are still clear and the changes to the landscape become obvious.

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Tuesday 15 May 2007 by Shaune Lakin. No comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Photographs & Film, War records

Cirkut panoramas

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Looking towards Suvla April 2007Looking towards Suvla April 2007

Arbutus shrubArbutus shrub

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Friday 4 May 2007 by Robyn Van-Dyk. No comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse The Arab Revolt, The Light Horse

A force of nearly 5,000 from the Turkish Maan garrison was encountered by elements of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment at Ziza on 29 September 1918. This dramatic painting, Ziza by H.

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Wednesday 2 May 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. No comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Battles, Maps & Aerial Photos

These four basic maps are from Bean's Official History (Vol. IV) and are just a quick and handy reference for anyone reading about the four battles featured on this blog.  Soon we hope to also feature some really great-looking original 1917 AIF maps, some of which will appear in the exhibition.

Map: Bapaume to Bullecourt from the Official History Vol IV, p 156

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