Series 15: Photographs and postcards, 1914-1930

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Accession Number RCDIG0000132
Collection number 3DRL/3376 15/-
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Series
Item count 384
Object type Photograph
Maker Various
Date made 1886-1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

This series contains 366 black and white photographs dated between 1914 and 1930. Some of these photographs relate to the Birdwood family but the majority are official photographs taken at Gallipoli and on the Western Front during the First World War. There are also aerial photographs taken over the Western Front and a series of postcards showing the ruins in France and Belgium. There are photographs of commanding officers including Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, General Sir John Grenfell Maxwell, Sir Francis Davies, Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener, General John Joseph Talbot Hobbs, and Admiral de Robeck. Some photographs show everyday life at Anzac and are not official in nature like the majority of photographs in this series. There are also a small number of photographs taken during the Birdwood’s visit to Australia and New Zealand during 1919/1920. Other subjects captured in these photographs include Bapaume, ceremonies marking the liberation of Lille, Amiens Cathedral, and the opening of a memorial to the 1st Division AIF at Pozieres.