Monday 1 August 2011 by Lauren Hewitt. 1 comments.
New acquisitions Collection, Photographs, Frontline troops, Landscape, Afghanistan

The AWM has recently acquired a significant set of photographs taken by photographer Gary Ramage in Afghanistan in 2010. Photographs such as these, of Australian Defence Force personnel on patrol ‘outside the wire’ in Afghanistan, are a first for the AWM. 

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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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Friday 16 November 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 2 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Frontline troops

Friday 3 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 4 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Frontline troops, Passchendaele (Ypres)

The following extract is from C. E. W. Bean’s Official History, Volume IV, pp 729-730.  It highlights an often overlooked branch of the AIF during their most gruelling trial at Ypres during 1917.

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Thursday 12 July 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 1 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Frontline troops

Victoria CrossVictoria Cross

The Victoria Cross is the highest British and Commonwealth award for acts of bravery in wartime. In the First World War 64 Australians were awarded this medal. During the battles of 1917 on the Western Front eighteen Australians won the Victoria Cross.

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