Official photographs, Western Front, First World War, 1917-1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000137
Collection number 3DRL/3376 15/3
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 78
Object type Photograph
Physical description 142 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1917-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.
Description

This file includes 78 black and white official photographs taken on the Western Front during the First World War, which now form part of the collection of Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood. These photographs show British officers, Australian soldiers, opening of memorials to fallen soldiers, towns and villages on the Western Front, and celebrations in Lille after the liberation in 1918.
This file contains:
Photograph showing a working party of Australian soldiers passing in front of the Town Hall in the Grand Place at Bapaume, 19 March 1917 [see online caption of photographs number E00390 for more information]
Photograph of Birdwood visiting sick and wounded soldiers at a hospital in the chapel at Millencourt, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00382 for more information]
Photograph of Birdwood visiting sick and wounded soldiers at a hospital in the chapel at Millencourt, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00382 for more information]
[Photograph of a group of officers inspecting soldiers on the Western Front, n.d.]
Photograph showing civilians and service personnel greeting a car carrying French President Poincare and General William Riddell Birdwood at Lille, France, c.1918 [see online caption for photograph number H09593 for more information]
Photograph showing French President Poincare and General William Riddell Birdwood departing after inspecting a British Army guard of honour at Lille, France, c.1918
Bird’s-eye view of Lille on the day the city was handed back to France, 1918
[British Official Photograph number L1442 showing a bird’s-eye view of an unidentified industrial town, n.d.]
[British Official Photograph C2910 showing a signing ceremony, n.d.]
[British Official Photograph L1463 showing soldiers marching through a French town, n.d.]
[British Official Photograph L1443 showing the rooftops of an unidentified town, n.d.]
[British Official Photograph number D396 showing soldiers marching in a victory parade at Brussels, Belgium, 21 November 1918]
[Photograph showing Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, General William Riddell Birdwood, and General Plumer among other officers about to join a Victory Parade in Brussels, Belgium, 21 November 1918]
Photograph showing His Majesty King George V with General Sir William Riddell Birdwood reviewing Australian infantry at a military sports meeting, 1917 [see online caption for photograph number EZ20157 for more information]
[British Official Photograph number L1462 showing Australian soldiers marching through a French town, n.d.]
Photograph showing His Majesty King George V, General Sir William Riddell Birdwood, and unidentified staff officers passing Australian soldiers at a military sports meeting of the Australian 5th Division in France, 1917 [see online caption for photograph number EZ20151 for more information]
Photograph showing the view of the valley beyond Noreuil where the 50th Battalion fought on 2 April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00506 for more information]
Photograph showing General Sir Newton Moore, General Sir William Riddell Birdwood, Captain Robert Gordon Chirnside, and an unidentified soldier passing through the village of Grevillers, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00504 for more information]
Photograph of Noreuil Valley showing Australian graves and German cemetery, 14 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00504 for more information]
Photograph of the village of Flers on the Somme battlefield, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00507 for more information]
Photograph showing the village pond of Pozieres, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00508 for more information]
Photograph showing the exterior view of a dugout in the Hindenburg Line in front of Riencourt, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00518 for more information]
British Official Photograph number C2825 showing shipping docks in an unknown location, n.d.
Photograph of Commodore Roger Keyes, Chief of Staff to Vice Admiral de Robeck, and General Walter Braithwaite, Chief of the General Staff, MED, on British Navy HMS Triad in the Dardanelles area, Turkey, 17 October 1915
Photograph showing Australians of the 30th Battalion making way along a street of burning ruins in Bapaume, 17 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00371 for more information]
Photograph showing members of the 2nd Pioneer Battalion filling in one of several large craters caused by German mines on the main Bapaume Road between Le Sars and Bapaume, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00343 for more information]
Photograph of British Army commanders and Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Cambrai, 11 November 1918
Photograph of British Army commanders and Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Cambrai, 11 November 1918
Photograph showing an Australian soldier writing his name on the base of a monument in the square at Bapaume, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00392 for more information]
Photograph showing the ruins of Bapaume from the tower of the Mayor's Residence, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00395 for more information]
Photograph showing soldiers on horseback passing through the wreckage in the Rue de Peronne at Bapaume, 3 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00384 for more information]
Photograph showing the north west side of the Butte de Warlencourt near Le Sars, 3 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00384 for more information]
Photograph of an Australian field kitchen passing through the ruins in Bapaume, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00339 for more information]
British Official Photograph number L1438 showing a group of unidentified people outside a church, n.d.
Photograph showing the chaplain of the Australian Forces delivering a sermon at the unveiling of the memorial to the 1st Anzac Division, 8 July 1917
Photograph showing General William Riddell Birdwood unveiling the memorial to members of the 1st Australian Division who fell during the capture of Pozieres, 8 July 1917
Photograph showing Australians presenting arms during the unveiling of the memorial to members of the 1st Australian Division who fell during the capture of Pozieres, 8 July 1917
Photograph showing prayers after the unveiling of the memorial to the members of the 1st Anzac Division who fell during the capture of Pozieres, 8 July 1917
Photograph showing General Birdwood leaving after the unveiling of the Memorial to members of the 1st Anzac Division who fell during the capture of Pozieres, 8 July 1917
Photograph showing General Sir William Riddell Birdwood and Captain Robert Gordon Chirnside walking along a duckboard beside huts at the 1st Anzac Corps Headquarters, 20 April 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00533 for more information]
Photograph showing a view of the Australian cemetery at Becordel, June 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00545 for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood with other officers on horseback, n.d.
Photograph showing General William Riddell Birdwood and his Australian staff officers at the unveiling of a memorial to the members of the 1st Anzac Division who fell at Pozieres, 8 July 1917 [see online caption for photograph number H08754 for more information]
Photograph of two unidentified British officers, n.d.
Photograph of two unidentified British officers, n.d.
Photograph showing General Sir Newton Moore, General Sir William Riddell Birdwood, Captain Robert Gordon Chirnside and an unidentified soldier passing through the village of Grevillers, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00504 for more information]
Photograph of Mr CEW Bean with Mr John Masefield, Lieutenant Will Dyson and Mr Alexis Aladin going over the old battlefield at Pozieres, 10 May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00509 for more information]
Photograph of a loaded limber passing the ruins of the Cloth Hall at Ypres, 14 September 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00717 for more information]
Aerial photograph showing sunken British cruisers HMS Intrepid, HMS Iphigenia, and HMS Thetis after the raid on Zeebrugge, 25 April 1918
Photograph of Australian troops moving equipment, n.d.
British Official Photograph number L1439 showing a group of people observing the display of a wooden tank, n.d.
Photograph showing Australian troops moving equipment, n.d.
Photograph showing a celebration in Lille after the town was liberated, October 1918
Photograph showing the Hindenburg Line and the St Quentin canal, n.d.
Photograph of Birdwood talking to two unidentified people, n.d.
Photograph showing Countess [unidentified], unidentified, Lady Moore, Lady Birdwood, Lady Northcote, Mr Andrew Fisher, Sir Neville and Mrs A Samuels, n.d.
Photograph of His Majesty King George V chatting with three unidentified Australian nurses at a military sports meeting of the 5th Australian Division in France, 1917 [see online caption for photograph number EZ0153 for more information]
Photograph showing General Sir William Birdwood being invested with KCB and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George, n.d.
Photograph of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and His Royal Highness Prince Higashi Fushimi Yorihito beside the advanced General Headquarters train in France, 16 November 1918
Photograph showing French President Poincare and General William Riddell Birdwood inspecting a British Army guard of honour at Lille, France, c.1918 [see online caption for photograph number H09594 for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood with a guest, possibly Andrew Fisher, outside Brompton Parish Church after his daughter's wedding, 3 March 1919
Photograph showing French President Poincare and General William Riddell Birdwood inspecting a British Army guard of honour at Lille, France, c.1918 [see online caption for photograph number H09594 for more information]
Photograph showing the opening of Australia House by His Majesty King George V, 3 August 1918 [see online caption for photograph number D00004 for more information]
Photograph showing Lieutenant General Sir Joseph Talbot being invested with Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, n.d.
Photograph showing three unidentified Australian soldiers clearing away wreckage from a burning house in Bapaume, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00391 for more information]
Photograph showing the ruins of Bapaume as seen from the tower of the Town Hall, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00394 for more information]
Photograph showing the ruins of Bapaume as seen from the tower of the Town Hall, 19 March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00396 for more information]
Photograph showing Australian transport passing a working party of the 2nd Division near Bapaume, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00397 for more information]
Photograph showing an Australian sleeping in his trench shelter in the second line of trenches before Riencourt, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00455 for more information]
Photograph showing Lieutenant General Sir John Monash being invested with the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George, n.d.
Photograph showing Sergeant Maurice Buckley, 13th Battalion, receiving his Victoria Cross, n.d.
Photograph showing His Majesty King George V inspecting the guard of honour at the opening of Australia House, 4 August 1918 [see online caption for photograph number D00003 for more information]
Photograph showing His Majesty King George V inspecting the guard of honour at the opening of Australia House, 3 August 1918 [see online caption for photograph number D00002 for more information]
Photograph showing the opening of Australia House by His Majesty King George V, 3 August 1918 [see online caption for photograph number D00005 for more information]
Photograph showing His Majesty King George V, General Sir William Riddell Birdwood, and unidentified staff officers passing Australian soldiers at a military sports meeting of the Australian 5th Division in France, 1917 [see online caption for photograph number EZ0151 for more information]
Photograph showing Birdwood and his favourite horse near Querrieu, May 1917 [see online caption for photograph number E00534 for more information]
Photograph showing the General Staff of the Australian Corps Headquarters outside the Chateau at Henencourt, March 1917
Photograph showing General Sir William Riddell Birdwood in his office at Anzac Headquarters, Henencourt, March 1917 [see online caption for photograph E00539 for more information]