Biography

Birth date: 15 October 1885
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Glebe
Death date: 16 January 1962
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Final rank: Captain
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • Staff
  • Australian War Records Section

James Francis Hurley was born at Glebe, Sydney, in 1885 and became interested in photography as a young man. He began his career with a Sydney postcard company at the age of 20 in 1905.

Hurley grew to regard photography as a medium that could be manipulated to achieve a desired effect and he began to follow the well-established practice of making composite prints by combining two or more negatives to make an image. He was also a proponent of colour photography. An inveterate traveller, Hurley was on one of his six trips to the Antarctic; the famous Shackleton expedition of 1914-16, when the First World War began. In 1917, he became one of the AIF's official photographers with the honorary rank of captain.

Some of Hurley's most famous images of the war were taken during the Passchendaele campaign in the second half of 1917. He ran considerable risks to get his shots, earning the name 'the mad photographer' from the troops. War affected Hurley deeply but he also found the battlefield fascinating.

A self-described "showman", Hurley had spent years producing popular attractions using the latest photographic and film techniques, and he was confident that he knew which images would engage the public's imagination. His methods, particularly his use of composites, led to arguments with the influential Charles Bean and, at one stage, Hurley threatened to resign rather than give up the practice. A compromise was reached, but in late 1917, Hurley was sent to Palestine.

He took many well-known images of the Australian Light Horse and the Australian Flying Corps, finding the relative peace there in stark contrast to what he called 'the hell of France'. He stayed just six weeks, then went to Cairo where he met Antoinette Leighton. They married on 11 April 1918 and Hurley returned to London to work on an exhibition of Australian war photography.

After the war, Hurley made further trips to the Antarctic, and to the Torres Strait and New Guinea. He flew with Ross Smith, returned to Europe on several occasions and visited the United States. Many of his photographic and film projects received both critical acclaim and commercial success. For much of the 1930s he worked in Sydney for Cinesound, but in 1940 Hurley resumed war photography with the AIF in the Middle East. His work was, however, overshadowed by that of younger men like Damien Parer and George Silk, who found Hurley's methods outdated. He remained in the Middle East until 1946.

For the rest of his life, Hurley continued travelling and taking photographs, publishing several books of his work. Always a loner, Hurley nevertheless influenced later generations of photographers, and his work - taken all over the world over almost six decades - remains very much in the public eye. He died in Sydney in 1962.

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: Australian War Records Section
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Staff
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Film (78)

Eden with Commander in Chiefs in Egypt F01011

Pay day in camp Middle East F01013

Despatch rider section of the 6th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment F01014

Oil fire at Haifa F01035

Australia will be there F01080

Private Record (2)

Hurley, Frank (Captain, Official Photographer) 3DRL/3162

Hurley, Frank (Captain, d: 1962) PR85/291

Photograph

B01428

A crowd of people in the Market Place in the old city of Jerusalem.

B01428

B01430P

The village of Ludd. Ludd, once the ancient Lyddia, was captured by the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, in November, 1917. This is a digitally combined composite panorama made up of two separate images. It is only available as a digital print. The two images are also available separately at...

B01430P

B01451

A picturesque view in the village of Ludd, the ancient Lyddia. Two Australian Light Horsemen stand with a parked motor car, LC 864.

B01451

B01494P

After the rest on the desert plain, the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade is now 'ready for the trek' again. This is a digitally combined composite panorama made up of two separate images. It is only available as a digital print. The two images are also available separately at B01494 and...

B01494P

B01510A

The 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade passing over the steep sandhills at Esdud. This is the right hand image in a two part panorama. See B01510P for the combined image.

B01510A

B01521P

A view of Jerusalem showing the walls around the city, at the time the Anzac Mounted Division passed through. This is a composite panorama made up of three separate images. This is a digitally combined image and is only available as a digital print. The three images are available separately at...

B01521P

B01621

A general view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Note the cross on top of the roof centre left next to the pine trees, probably a chapel. This is the first image in a three part panorama. See B01521P for the combined image.

B01621

B01652P

Soldiers tending their horses at horse lines of the Australian Light Horse Camp next to an oasis. This is a composite panorama made up of two separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is a digitally combined image and is only available as a digital print. The two images are also available...

B01652P

B01658P

The Australian Light Horse camp on the desert sand at Belah, some donkeys can be seen behind the slight ridge of sand in the centre and a horse line not far behind them. This is a composite panorama made up of two separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is a digitally combined image and is...

B01658P

B01666P

A view of the Australian Light Horse camp on the desert sand. This is a composite panorama made up of two separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is a digitally combined image and is only available as a digital print. The two images are also available separately at B01666A and B01666B. The...

B01666P

B01679P

A view of Jericho with the mountains in the background. This is a composite panorama made up of two separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is a digitally combined image and is only available as a digital print. The two images are also available separately at B01679A and B01679B. The same...

B01679P

B01693P

Two soldiers of the Australian Light Horse Brigade looking over the terraced hillside. This is a composite panorama made up of two separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is a digitally combined image and is only available as a digital print. The three images are also available separately...

B01693P

B01701P

Camel lines at a camp on the desert. This is a composite panorama made up of two separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is a digitally combined image and is only available as a digital print. The two images are also available separately at B01701C and B01701B. The same composite panorama...

B01701P

B01741P

Some ruins in the village of Ludd - ancient Lyddia. The hills of Judea can be seen in the distance. This is a composite panorama made up of five separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is a digitally combined image and is only available as a digital print. The five images are also available...

B01741P

B01759P

Unidentified soldiers at a camp of the Australian Light Horse Regiment. This is a composite panorama made up of three separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is a digitally combined image and is only available as a digital print. The three images are also available separately at B01759A,...

B01759P

P03631.078

The camp of the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade in the desert showing new bivouacs and horse lines. This is the fifth image (left to right) in a five part panorama. See P03631.245 for the combined image. This image is a colour Paget Plate. The same image is available in black and white and...

P03631.078

P03631.080

The camp of the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade on the desert at Esdud. Two soldiers are grooming a horse in front of the tent and horse lines. This is the third image (left to right) in a five part panorama. See P03631.245 for the combined image. This image is a colour Paget Plate. The same...

P03631.080

P03631.081

The camp of the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade on the desert at Esdud. Two soldiers are grooming a horse in front of the tent and horse lines. This is the first image (left to right) in a five part panorama. See P03631.245 for the combined image.This image is a colour Paget Plate. The same...

P03631.081

P03631.082

Horse lines at the camp of the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade on the desert at Esdud. This is the second image (left to right) in a five part panorama. See P03631.245 for the combined image. This image is a colour Paget Plate. The same image is available in black and white and is held at...

P03631.082

P03631.244

A view of Jericho with the mountains in the background. This is the right hand image in a two part panorama. See P03631.164 for the combined image. This image is a colour Paget Plate. The same image is available in black and white and is held at B01679A and B01679B. The combined image is also...

P03631.244

E02072P

View of the Pozieres battlefield taken from the Windmill looking towards Albert. A disabled tank and debris is in the background on the far right and a road, lined with telegraph poles, is on the far left. This is a composite panorama made up of two separate original Paget Plate negatives. It is...

E02072P

E04606

The 54th Battery of Australian Siege Artillery in action at Lock 8 on the Ypres-Comines Canal, south of Ypres. Note the large row of shells in the foreground.

E04606

E02069P

View of Westhoek Ridge (right) and Clapham Junction (left) taken from Stirling Castle at 9.00 am when the troops of the 1st and 2nd Divisions operated over this area. Unidentified soldiers can be seen along the base of the ridge near a disabled tank on the far left. Other soldiers are near...

E02069P

E04724

An informal portrait of members of a battery of Australian Heavy Artillery standing in front of sandbagged dugouts on the bank of the Ypres-Comines Canal. Above the dugouts several soldiers are standing around gun positions, which were at the time used in the operations in the Third Battle of...

E04724

P02074.001

DRANOUTRE, BELGIUM, 1917-10. A UNIQUE REPRESENTATION OF THE "RISING SUN," IN THE ARMOURY OF THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN TUNNELLING COMPANY AS IT WAS DEVISED BY 3691 SAPPER J. VAWDEN, A MEMBER OF THE UNIT. AT THE TOP IS A GERMAN MACHINE BELT AND CARTRIDGES; THE TWO RAPIER LIKE BAYONETS BENEATH IT ARE FRENCH....

P02074.001

E04592

A group of unidentified members of the 1st Division engaged in clearing away debris from their billets in ruined cavalry barracks. Colour patches on several soldiers in the foreground indicate they are from the 16th Battalion. A soldier wearing a helmet and with a leather pouch around his neck...

E04592

E00699

Clearing a roadway through the ruined village of Voormezeele, in Belgium.

E00699

E04612

Ypres Sector, Belgium. 25 October 1917. Australians on the way to take up a front line position in the Ypres Sector. The ruins of Ypres, including the Cloth Hall, can be seen in the background.

E04612

E02048

A camouflaged 8 inch No. 2 gun of the 1st Australian Siege Battery, at Birr Cross Roads. 518 Gunner Harold Alexander Triggs (later killed in action on 5 July 1918, near Lamotte in Nieppe Forest) is standing by, awaiting the order to fire, during the ranging of the battery on 26 September 1917,...

E02048

E02059

A memorial to the officers and men of the 2nd Australian Division who fell at the taking of Pozieres Ridge, in July to August 1916. It was erected by the 7th Field Company of Australian Engineers in May 1917. The cross was made at the Mealte Workshops and the stonework done by Corporal Bradshaw...

E02059

E01402

The 30th Battalion in the forward area trenches near Zonnebeke, in the Ypres Sector. On this date the 4th and 5th Divisions, participating in the general attack, completely won Polygon Wood and established themselves firmly beyond Zonnebeke. Identified, front to back on the left: 5196 Sergeant R...

E01402

E01207

Mounting and overhauling a 9.2 inch British Howitzer gun at the 10th Medium Mobile Workshops at Steenvoorde. Note the 12 SB (12th Siege Battery) written on the side of the gun.

E01207

E01076

Members of the Australian 1st Division Pioneers digging out a gun belonging to the 104 Howitzer Battalion which was trying to haul their gun forward after the advance near Hannebeek, in the Ypres Sector. Identified are: Sergeant (Sgt) J Howell (leaning on a shovel, behind the Howitzer, second from...

E01076

E00762

A scene of destruction following a German bombardment of the Menin Road, near Hooge. Several motor lorries were caught in a concentrated strafe with the results depicted.

E00762

B01682

Portrait of General L Ryrie, General Officer Commanding, the 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, (in profile) mounted on his horse, Plain Bill. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.065.

B01682

B01507

Men of the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade watering their horses at Esdud, in Palestine, on January 9, 1918.

B01507

B01518

Australians of the Anzac Mounted Division watering their horses at the foot of Mount Zion.

B01518

B01609

The Australian Light Horse passing the Great City Wall. In the background left is a church, centre is the Jaffa gate clocktower and right the Tower of David.

B01609

B01433

The Camel Transport of the Australian Light Horse at the railhead dump, on the Philistine Plain. The camels are seen on their way to the forward area, loaded with Australian frozen mutton for the troops. In the background can be seen the tent camp.

B01433

B01700

Two snipers of the 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment on the 'look-out' at Khurbetha-Ibn-Harith. The Turkish position was on the ridge opposite. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.090.

B01700

B01519

A party of Australians of the Anzac Mounted Division at the foot of David's Tower.

B01519

B01508

Men of the 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade advancing over the hills at Nalin. This rocky patch is typical of the country over which they advanced.

B01508

002587

Portrait of Captain James Francis (Frank) Hurley who served as an official photographer with the Department of Information during the Second World War. He had also served in a similar capacity with the 1st AIF in France during the First World War. In addition he was an explorer and had spent time...

002587

004230

GIZA - "TIME MOCKS ALL THINGS, BUT THE PYRAMIDS LAUGH AT TIME". PYRAMIDS WERE BUILT TO COVER THE KING'S SEPULCHRE AND THE LONGER A KING LIVED THE BIGGER HIS PYRAMID THEREFORE RELATIVELY EASY TO GAUGE LENGTH OF REIGN OF THESE EGYPTIAN KINGS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004230

003593

LEFT TO RIGHT - MAJORS CRIVENOR, HAMNAR, HAYES, BIGGS. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY R. WILLIAMS).

003593

004038

JERUSALEM - AUST. SOLDIERS ON LEAVE IN JERUSALEM FIND A PARTY OF AUST. GIRLS AT PRESENT SERVING WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004038

004107

Ah .. that's better. Now for a little fresh air, and beauty is once more unadorned. Respirators may be an important part of military equipment but really, a girl doesn't look her best with her head in a bag. The women practicing respirator drill are, left to right: VFX8394 Sister Lilian Elaine...

004107

004127

JERUSALEM - FROM THE MOSLEM CEMETERY LOOKING ACROSS TO ST. STEPHENS GATE AND TO THE DOME OF THE ROCK BEYOND.

004127

004197

CAIRO-HELOUAN ROAD - THE SEEMING HALL-MARK OF WEALTH AMONG THE RURAL POPULATION OF EGYPT - SMALL FLOCKS OF GOATS OR SHEEP, SELDOM SEEN WITHOUT THEIR ATTENDANT SMALL BOY OR NATIVE WOMEN. THESE ANIMALS ARE VERY DOCILE BECAUSE OF THEIR CLOSE AND CONSTANT CONTACT WITH HUMAN BEINGS. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004197

003590

HELLORAN (HELOUAN) PACKING STORE AND EQUIPMENT. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003590

004219

CAIRO - HELOUAN ROAD - THE "SCOOPING" PROCESS IS THE MOST PREVALENT FARMING ACTIVITY IN PROGRESS ALONG NILE. OXEN, CAMELS AND DONKEYS ARE USED TO DRAW THE SCOOP. SOIL IS VERY LOOSE AND SHALLOW SO LABOUR ENTAILED IS NOT VERY HEAVY BUT GOES ON CONSISTENTLY ALL THE YEAR ROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004219

004229

MAADI, EGYPT. MAJ. GEN SIR JOHN DUIGAN - CHIEF OF N.Z. GEN. STAFF REVIEW 6TH INF. BDE GROUP AT N.Z. CAMP. HE HAS BEEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOR A CONFERENCE OF THE CHIEFS OF THE ALLIED FORCES AND GAVE A SHORT ADDRESS TO THE MEN.

004229

004091

DEIR SUNEID - SMALL BOYS THE WORLD OVER GET A THRILL OUT OF THE RHYTHM OF DRUMS AND THESE YOUNG ARAB SCOUTS ARE NO EXCEPTION. THE DRUMMERS ARE MEN OF 2/1ST PIONEER BATTALION OF NSW AND THEY PROVED THE MAIN SOURCE OF JUVENILE ATTRACTION DURING RECENT MARCH THROUGH THE DISTRICT.

004091

004027

EGYPT - WITH MUCH SHOUTING, GOADING & GESTICULATING, THE CAMELS ARE INDUCED TO BOARD THE FERRY THAT WILL TAKE THEM ACROSS THE CANAL. THEY ARE LOADED WITH HENNA WHICH IS BEING TAKEN ACROSS TO ANOTHER VILLAGE FOR THE COOKING PROCESS THAT PRODUCES THE HENNA DYE.

004027

004043

BETHPAGE - WOMEN OF THE VILLAGE OF TUA COME TO A WELL ON THE SLOPES OF THE MT. OF OLIVES. IN FOREGROUND IS THE STONE TROUGH THAT IS USUALLY KEPT FOR FLOCKS THAT WANDER ON THESE SPARSE SLOPES. THE LIVES OF THESE PEOPLE DO NOT SEEM TO BE AFFECTED BY ENCROACHMENT OF MODERN PROGRESS. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004043

004053

AFFULA, NEAR NABLUS - THESE MEN OF THE AIF RAILWAYS UNIT MIGHT WELL BE DISTINGUISHED AS THE ONLY A.I.F. UNIT ENGAGED ON REALLY ACTIVE SERVICE. THEY ARE RE-BUILDING THE LINE THROUGH PALESTINE TO SYRIAN BORDER ALONG WHICH IT MAY SOON BE NECESSARY TO MOVE MEN AND SUPPLIES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004053

004063

JERUSALEM - DIGGERS AND N.Z.s ON LEAVE PAY A VISIT TO THE WORLD FAMOUS DOME OF THE ROCK AND BEFORE ENTERING THIS MOSLEM HOLY OF HOLIES DISCOVER A NEW SIGNIFICANCE TO THEIR POPULAR WAR CRY, "BOOTS OFF AND INTO IT". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004063

004073

DEIR SUNEID - LT. COL. J.P. MCCORMACK, O.C. IST AUST. H.Q. CORPS TRAINING DEPOT SHARES AN OPTIMISTIC VIEW OF FUTURE ALLIED PROSPECTS WITH MUSTAPHA ALI MUSTAPHA, MUKHTAR (OR HEAD MAN) OF THE VILLAGE AFTER THE MARCH OF THE BATTALION THROUGH THE VILLAGE.

004073

003549

Amiriya, Egypt, Mr Anthony Eden, Secretary for War in the British Government, and Lieutenant General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, General Officer Commanding Egypt, visiting Australian troops of the 16th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd AIF, training at Amiriya, just west of Alexandria. Left to right:...

003549

004045

JERUSALEM - AND NOW THE OPERATION IS ALMOST FINISHED AND RON WILLIAMS APPLIES THE FINISHING TOUCHES WHILE IN THE CORNER, ALI LOOKS ON WITH OPEN- MOUTHED ASTONISHMENT AT THE NEAT REPAIR JOB EXECUTED BY THE PHOTO UNIT. AND AT NO CHARGE. ALLAH IS INDEED GOOD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004045

004055

AFFULA - REPAIRING RAILWAYS IN PALESTINE IS CHILDS PLAY TO AUST. RAILWAYMEN BUT ALSO AN INTERESTING CHANGE FROM THE CONDITIONS AT HOME IN THEIR TASK OF MAINTAINING TRANSPORT FACILITIES ACROSS THE DIFFICULT TERRAIN OF NORTHERN PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004055

004065

JERUSALEM - A GROUP OF DIGGERS AND N.Z. TROOPS TAKE A SPELL DURING THEIR SIGHT-SEEING AT ONE OF THE SEVERAL COLONADED APPROACHES TO THE DOME OF THE ROCK. BATCHES OF MEN FROM THE DESERT CAMPS ARE BROUGHT DOWN AT REGULAR INTERVALS FOR A BREAK FROM THE TRYING CONDITIONS OF THE WESTERN DESERT....

004065

004083

DEIR SUNEID - A PROMENADE CONCERT ON THE VILLAGE GREEN AND THE WHOLE VILLAGE TURNS OUT TO HEAR THE MUSIC OF THE 2/1 PIONEER BAND. THE MUD WALLS RESOUNDED TO THE BEAT OF THE BIG BASS DRUM & THE SOUGHING OF THE EUPHONIUM, BUT UNLIKE JERICHO OF OLD, THE WALLS OF THE CITY STOOD THE STRAIN.

004083

004214

ROAD TO HELOUAN - APPARENTLY IRRIGATED SOIL ALONG RIVER BANKS IS PERIODICALLY SCOOPED UP FROM THE SURFACE OF CULTIVATED AREAS IN ORDER TO GIVE THE LOWER SOIL A CHANCE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH AIR & SO LOSE ITS SOURNESS. PROBABLY THE INTENSIVE IRRIGATION MAKES THIS NECESSARY. (NOT AUTHENTIC). (NEGATIVE...

004214

004224

HELOUAN, EGYPT. OFFICERS OF 2/1ST ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS. LEFT TO RIGHT: LT. T.H. TRUBSHAW: CAPT. R.W. PETERS, MAJOR T.E. SHEAHAN: CAPT. E. PATERSON: LT. A.C. BLUNDELL: AND AT BACK LT. J.H. RAFTEY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004224

004085

NEAR GAZA - PLOUGHING TIME & ALL THE CULTIVATEABLE LAND IS PREPARED FOR THE WINTER SOWING. THE ARAB LAD PLODS ALONG BEHIND THE FAMILY BEAST- OFF- ALL- WORK WHILE THE PHOTO UNIT REJOICES TO SEE A GUNTREE.

004085

003790

YUSEF EXPOUNDS THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS AND TELLS JACK HETHERINGTEN (WAR CORRESPONDENT) THAT "A FAIR LADY IS THINKING OF YOU" - "CRIPES" SAY JACK, "WHICH ONE". SELF AND THE OFF. PHOTO UNIT'S DRIVER, JACK BEARDWELL, LOOK ON WITH MUCH AMUSEMENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003790

003780

ROY REES DOING HIS STUFF. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003780

004094

MUGHAR - PROBABLY REMEMBERED BY MEN OF THE OLD A.I.F. AS AN UNSAVOURY SPOT WHERE THE TAKING OF LIFE WAS A MERE INCIDENTAL TO THE NORMAL EXISTENCE. DURING LAST WAR VILLAGE WAS OUT OF BOUNDS TO TROOPS BUT TODAY IT SEEMS QUITE PEACEFUL.

004094

004086

NEAR GAZA - EVERY AVAILABLE SQUARE YARD OF GROUND IS CULTIVATED IN PALESTINE, MOSTLY BY ARABS WHO ARE EXTREMELY HARDWORKING. PLOUGHING IS IN FULL SWING AFTER THE RAINS AND EVERY DOMESTIC ANIMAL IS CONSCRIPTED TO THE TASK. THE LIGHT WOOD PLOUGH SCRATCHES A FURROW ABOUT 4" DEEP.

004086

004037

JERUSALEM AUST. GIRLS WHO BRITISH ARMY & WHO SUBSEQUENTLY SAW ACTIVE SERVICE IN FRANCE, FIND THEMSELVES IN A PLEASANTLY CONTRASTING ENVIRONMENT AFTER BEING TRANSFERRED TO PALESTINE WHERE THEY MEET OLD FRIENDS FROM "DOWN UNDER". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004037

004101

GAZA - GENERAL BLAMEY MAKES HIS DAILY INSPECTION OF THE H.Q. GUARD AS THEY PARADE.

004101

004111

GAZA RIDGE - IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO CHOOSE THIS HAT, IN FACT THERE WAS NO CHOICE. THE SGT. MAJOR SAID 6 7/8, AND THE HAT HAS TO FIT. IT MAY NOT BE ELEGANT BUT ITS LIKELY TO BE USEFUL. MEANWHILE THE NURSES ENJOY THEIR ALARM DRILL.

004111

004121

WADI KELT - LYING IN THE RUGGED & FORBIDDING AREA BETWEEN JERUSALEM & DEAD SEA. SELDOM VISITED BY TOURISTS AS IT IS SO WILD AND INACCESSIBLE. WALLS OF THE RAVINE ARE HONEYCOMBED WITH CAVES IN WHICH HERMITS AND SOLITARY MONKS SPEND THEIR LIVES. THE MONASTERY IS INHABITED BY GREEKS.

004121

004093

DEIR SUNEID - PER MEDIUM OF LEO THE INTERPRETER, COL. MCCORMACK, O.C. 1ST AUST. H.Q. CORPS TRAINING DEPOT EXPOUNDS THE LATEST KINGS CROSS STORY TO MUSTAPHA ALI, MUKHTAR (OR LORD MAYOR) OF THE VILLAGE. THE OLD GENTLEMAN OBVIOUSLY HAS A SENSE OF HUMOUR, OR IS HE JUST POLITE.

004093

004096

ROAD FROM GAZA TO TEL AVIV - THE ARAB SITTING OUTSIDE THE 2ND TENT INSISTED ON POSING IN THE CORRECT MILITARY ATTITUDE. SCENE LOOKS TOWARD THE NOTORIOUS VILLAGE OF MUGHAR, REPUTEDLY THE HOUSE OF A PARTICULARLY CUT THROAT LAND OF ARABS - NOW APPARENTLY QUITE PEACEFUL.

004096

004243

TURA, EGYPT. EAST IS EAST AND WEST IS WEST AND THE TWAIN MEET ON THE MAADI ROAD ON THE WAY TO CAIRO. MEN OF THE NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ENCOUNTER ONE OF THE EGYPTIAN ARMY BANDS, COMPLETE WITH BAGPIPES PLAYING, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, "THE MARCH OF THE CAMERON MEN". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004243

004213

ON ROAD TO HELOUAN - TWENTY MILES OF EVER-CHANGING PANORAMA OF DIVERSE INTEREST ESPECIALLY TO THE TROOPS CAMPED AT END OF ROAD & TO WHOM THE EVERYDAY ACTIVITY OF THESE INDUSTRIOUS PEOPLE PRESENTS A NEVER- FAILING SOURCE OF NEW INTEREST. WOMAN MINDING A FLOCK OF GOATS IS TYPICAL. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004213

004223

Helouan, Egypt. OFFICERS OF THE 2/1ST ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS IN THE TRENCH LEADING TO BATTALION H.Q. "UNDERGROUND" SHELTER. FROM FRONT: LIEUTENANT (LT) T.H. TRUBSHAW, CAPTAIN R.W. PETERS, MAJOR T.E. SHEAHAN, CAPTAIN E. PATERSON, LT A.C. BLUNDELL, LT J.H. RAFTEY.

004223

004233

A MIXED GRILL BESIDE THE OLD CANAL. SHEEP, GOATS, DONKEYS AND COWS WITH A FEW ODD "BENTS" AND NATIVE CHILDREN. IT IS PROBABLY A COMMUNAL FLOCK FROM ONE OF THE NEARBY VILLAGES.

004233

004031

SINAI - CROSSING THE SINAI DESERT - 200 MILES OF SOLITUDE AND DESOLATION - & SAND. A NOVEL ROAD HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED ACROSS THIS DESERT & NOW IT TAKES A FEW HOURS TO DO THE JOURNEY THAT TOOK THE ISRAELITES 40 YRS. ROAD IS SIMPLY A STRIP OF BITUMEN LAID ON TOP OF THE SAND & FOLLOWS THE DUNES....

004031

004047

JUDEAN HILLS - OFF ROAD FROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO. PASSING SHEPHERD & HIS FLOCK OF HARDY GOATS ARE FOLLOWING A HARD & FLINTY PATH ACROSS THESE AWE-INSPIRING & STERILE HILLS. IT IS BAFFLING HOW THESE HERDS MANAGE TO FIND ENOUGH GREEN FEED TO MAINTAIN THEM IN THEIR HEALTHY CONDITION. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004047

003535

MAJOR SELL POINTS OUT ITEMS OF INTEREST TO MR EDEN. (NEGATIVE BY CRANSTONE).

003535

004067

JERUSALEM - A PARTY OF DIGGERS AND NEW ZEALANDERS APPROACH THE "DOME OF THE ROCK" THROUGH ONE OF THE GRACEFUL ARCADED ENTRANCES. BUILT ON THE SPOT WHERE KING DAVID HAD BUILT HIS ALTAR AND WHERE SOLOMON LATER BUILT THE FAMOUS TEMPLE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004067

003555

BRIG SAVAGE OF A.I.F., AND MR EDEN ON TOUR OF INSPECTION. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003555

003776

NATIVE WOMEN DRAWING WATER FROM THE WELL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003776

003766

PTE. C.F. WILLEY IMAGINES THAT HE IS BEING HELPFUL, BUT HE IS JUST GETTING IN THE WAY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003766

003756

THE MOBILE WATER CARRIER STOPS TO FILL DIXIES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003756

003796

VIEWING SLIDE BUTT OF BREN GUN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003796

003786

A GROUP OF DIGGERS TAKE A LOOK OF THE TABLET OF HEIROGLYPHICS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

003786

004060

SEBASTIAN, SAMARIA - INTERESTED GROUP OF NATIVE CHILDREN CLUSER ROUND THE PHOTO. UNIT TRUCK AS IT STANDS ON THE SITE OF THE IMPRISONMENT OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004060

004221

EL KANTARA-ISMALIA ROAD - THE NARROW STRIP OF LAND BETWEEN NILE AND THE SUEZ IS LACED WITH SMALLER CANALS & IRRIGATION WATERWAYS UPON WHICH ARE ALWAYS TO BE SEEN THE PICTURESQUE OLD FELUCCAS THAT MOVE SLOWLY TO AND FROM THE NATIVE VILLAGES & THE COMMERCIAL CENTRES OF THE NILE BASIN. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004221

004049

BETWEEN JERUSALEM & JERICHO - A HERD OF CAMELS SLOUCH ALONG THE DRY BED OF A WADI THAT RUNS BETWEEN THE BARREN HILLS OF THE JORDAN VALLEY. THIS IS THE ROAD THAT FORMS THE BACKGROUND OF THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN AND IS THE HAUNT OF BANDITS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004049

004117

BEIT JIRJA - OFFICERS OF THE 1ST AUST. H.Q. CORPS TRAINING DEPOT. GROUP TAKEN OUTSIDE THE MESS.

004117

003783

BILL SCARLETT LENDS A HAND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003783

004108

GAZA RIDGE - THE GUARDS HAVE NOTHING ON THE GIRLS OF THE A.I.F. NURSING UNITS WHEN THEY TURN OUT FOR A FULL DRESS PARADE. ALL SPICK AND SPAN AND NOTHING OUT OF PLACE, THE NURSES ARE A PICTURE OF MILITARY PRECISION AND SMARTNESS.

004108

004128

SEBASTIAH - NEAR NABLUS. THESE RUINS ARE ALL THAT IS LEFT OF WHAT WAS ONCE THE PRIDE OF KING HEROD THE GREAT. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT IT MUST HAVE BEEN 3000' IN LENGTH, PROBABLY ENCLOSING A COURTYARD. IN MIDDLE AT BASE OF 1ST COLUMN CAN BE SEEN THE STONE SEAT LOCALLY KNOWN AS HEROD'S SEAT.

004128

004198

SUEZ CANAL - NEAR EL KANTARA. THE TROOP TRANSPORT SHIP "RHONA" PASSING ALONG THE CANAL CARRYING MEN OF THE 7TH DIVISION TO EL KANTARA THE PLACE OF DISEMBARKATION FOR PALESTINE CAMPS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004198

004245

TURA - A NATIVE VILLAGE ON MAADI ROAD. MEN FROM N.Z. CAMP ARE A FAMILIAR SIGHT IN VILLAGES ON BANKS OF THE NILE. BARRICADE SEEN ACROSS STREET IS A COMMON SIGHT IN EGYPT & PALESTINE - MADE OF OIL DRUMS FILLED WITH SAND AND USED TO SLOW TRAFFIC FOR IDENTIFICATION BY CIVIL & MILITARY POLICE.

004245

003789

OUTSIDE THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE 2/1 FIELD AMBULANCE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003789

004105

GAZA RIDGE - TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP THE GIRLS ARE MARCHING. THESE PARADES OF THE NURSING STAFFS ARE CLOSELY WATCHED BY THE DIGGERS AND ALTHOUGH A BIT OF SLY FUN IS AIMED (SOTTO VOCE) THE BOYS CAN'T HELP BEING IMPRESSED.

004105

004115

GAZA RIDGE - A CHEERY GROUP OF NURSES SMILE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER DURING A RECENT VISIT TO THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. MATRON SAGE (MELB) NOW IN CHARGE OF THIS HOSPITAL, IS SEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROUP.

004115

004125

JERUSALEM - LOOKING ACROSS KIDRON VALLEY TO GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE - FRANCISCAN CHURCH STANDING BESIDE IT & RUSSIAN CHURCH OF ST. MARY MAGDALENE BEHIND & SLIGHTLY HIGHER UP MT. OF OLIVES. OVER BROW OF HILL IS SPIRE OF THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION NOW BELONGING TO THE MOSLEMS.

004125

004195

SUEZ CANAL - NEAR EL KANTARA. THE TROOP TRANSPORT SHIP "RHONA" PASSING ALONG THE CANAL CARRYING MEN OF 7TH DIVISION TO E. KANTARA THE PLACE OF DISEMBARKATION FOR PALESTINE CAMPS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004195

004199

SUEZ CANAL - NEAR EL KANTARA. THE TROOP TRANSPORT SHIP "RHONA" PASSING ALONG THE CANAL CARRYING MEN OF THE 7TH DIVISION TO EL KANTARA, THE PLACE OF DISEMBARKATION FOR PALESTINE CAMPS. NATIVE FELUCCAS IN FOREGROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004199

003797

BORING CYLINDER MUZZLE OF VICKERS GUN ATTACHMENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003797

004048

BETWEEN JERUSALEM & JERICHO - CAMELEERS OF AN OUTBACK TRIBE, BRING A HERD OF CAMELS TO JERUSALEM, FOLLOWING THE DRY BED OF A STONY WADI THAT WINDS THROUGH A DESOLATE COUNTRY THAT HAS BEEN NOTORIOUS THROUGHOUT THE AGES AS A HOME OF BRIGANDS & CUT THROATS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004048

004058

MAS'UDIYEH, NEAR NABLUS. RAILWAYMEN FROM NSW AND WA ENGAGED ON RECONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE OLD TURKISH RAILROAD, TOGETHER WITH ARAB CRAFTSMEN ABLY ASSISTED BY THEIR TRUSTY AND VERSATILE CAMELS. CAMELS WERE USED FOR CARTING STONE & SAND FROM THE DUMPS ALONG THE ROAD. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004058

004068

JERUSALEM - AUST. AND N.Z. TROOPS ENTER CHURCH OF THE CONVENT OF THE SISTERS OF SION IN THE VIA DOLOROSA. THE ECCO HOMO ARCH WAS PROBABLY OF ROMAN STRUCTURE & IT IS ASSUMED THAT IT WAS BUILT BY HADRIAN. HERE, THE CLOTH BEARING IMPRINT OF THE FACE OF CHRIST IS DISPLAYED. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004068

004078

DEIR SUNEID - 19TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION. MAKES AN IMPRESSIVE SCENE AS IT MARCHES UP THE MAIN STREET AND THE MUD BRICK WALLS SHAKE TO THE TREAD OF MARCHING FEET.

004078

004018

ON ROAD TO ISMALIA FROM CAIRO - AN ARAB TEAMSTER CARRYING A LOAD OF GREEN STUFF EXPLAINS TO HIS QUESTIONERS THAT HE IS TAKING IT TO THE HILLS FOR DRYING AND FOR THE EVENTUAL TREATMENT THAT WILL TURN IT INTO THE CELEBRATED HENNA DYE. ARMY. (NEGATIVE BY F.H.).

004018

004042

TUA (MOUNT OF OLIVES). WHERE'S THE DICKEY BIRD? CAPT. FRANK HURLEY EXPLAINS HOW IT WORKS WHILE FATHER ALI LOOKS ON. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004042

004052

AFFULA - THE A.I.F. RAILWAY UNIT ARE FINDING PLENTY TO DO NOW THAT THEY HAVE EVENTUALLY ARRIVED IN THEIR PROMISED LAND. FIXING UP WASH-A-WAYS IS MORE OR LESS THE SAME ALL THE WORLD OVER BUT YOU'LL GO A LONG WAY TO FIND A QUICKER BUNCH OF FIXERS THAN THESE VETERANS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004052

004062

JERUSALEM - THE WORLD FAMOUS DOME OF THE ROCK, SITE OF THE ANCIENT TEMPLE OF SOLOMON AND NOW A MUSLIM SHRINE. EXTERIOR IS COVERED WITH COLOURED TILES AND INTERIOR AN AMAZING EXAMPLE OF MOSAIC WORK. AUST AND N.Z. TROOPS WALK OVER THE COURTYARD.

004062

004088

DEIR SUNEID - CRITICS FROM THE LOCAL "PAPYRUS" EXERCISE THE PREROGATIVE OF THE PRESS AND GET IN CLOSE FOR A CLOSER INSPECTION OF THE STRANGE NOISES THAT "YOU WESTERNERS CALL MUSIC".

004088

004098

BEIT JIRJA - THIS IS THE STUFF TO GIVE THE TROOPS. COOKS G. OAKLEY AND DICK WESTON PROUDLY DISPLAY THEIR PRIZE XMAS PUDDING. NOTE THE QUEER CONTRIVANCE ON TOP OF THE BOILER. THIS IS A PATENT OIL FEED APPARATUS FOR KEEPING THE FIRE GOING.

004098

004201

EL KANTARA, SUEZ CANAL. DISEMBARKING FROM THE TROOPSHIP PRESIDENT DOUMER, A FRENCH SHIP FLYING THE FRENCH FLAG BUT CARRYING AUSTRALIAN TROOPS, MEN OF 7TH DIVISION BOUND FOR PALESTINE.

004201

004082

DEIR SUNEID - THESE MEN OF THE 19TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION. WHO WERE A FEW MONTHS AGO TRAMPING THROUGH SMALL AUSTRALIAN TOWNSHIPS ON THEIR TRAINING MARCHES, NOW HAVE LITTLE IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT TO REMIND THEM OF HOME EXCEPT ON OCCASIONAL GUMTREE.

004082

004092

DEIR SUNEID - THE 2/1ST PIONEER BAND OF THE A.I.F. PROVIDES MARCHING RHYTHM AS THE 19TH BATTALION MARCH THROUGH THE VILLAGE.

004092

004247

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 2/2 ARMY F. W'SHOPS CAMP. BREAKING CAMP & THE CONSEQUENT TAKING DOWN OF TENTS REVEALED A SURPRISING DECORATION BRILLIANT SKETCHES OF PTE MOYSEY HAVE ADORNED THE INTERIOR OF HIS TENT DURING THEIR STAY IN THIS CAMP AND KEP HIS FRIENDS AMUSED FOR MANY MONTHS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004247

004217

ROAD FROM CAIRO TO HELOUAN - AVENUES OF BEAUTIFUL TREES FLANK THE ROAD AND ALL DAY LONG THESE STATELY FELUCCAS GLIDE ALONG THE SMOOTH WATER CARRYING PRACTICALLY THE WHOLE OF THE INTERNAL TRADE OF THE COUNTRY IN THEIR AMPLE HULLS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004217

004227

HELOUAN, EGYPT. PRESENT LOCATION OF ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS, RECOVERY & MAINTENANCE UNIT. UNIT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECOVERING & REPAIRING OF ARMY TRANSPORT AND EQUIPMENT - ONE OF BEST EQUIPPED UNITS OPERATING ON ANY FRONT. THIS IS "L" TRAILER - PERSONNEL ARE 2/2 ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY...

004227

004237

HELOUAN, EGYPT. PTE. A.E. MOYSEY 2/2 ARMY FIELD W'SHOPS PROVES HIMSELF AN EXCELLENT CARTOONIST. HERE HE IS DECORATING THE INSIDE OF A TENT WITH CARICATURES OF HITLER AND MUSSOLINI WITH A SPECIAL PANEL DEVOTED TO THE ADMINISTERING OF A BITTER PILL TO HITLER BY THE A.I.F. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004237

004021

EGYPT - LOOKING BACK ALONG THE CANAL FROM THE WALL OF THE LOCK AT ISMALIA. AS THE SUN GETS BEHIND THE PATTERN OF MASTS AND FELUCCAS AND THEIR CREWS SETTLE DOWN TO WAIT PATIENTLY FOR THE DAWN WHEN THEY WILL GO ON THEIR WAY INTO THE SUEZ. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004021

004069

JERUSALEM - SIGHT-SEEING SOLDIERS FOLLOW THE WAY OF THE CROSS AND STOP BENEATH THE ECCO HOMO ARCH WHICH MARKS THE SPOT WHERE PILATE BROUGHT FORTH CHRIST AND PRESENTED HIM TO THE RABBLE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004069

004231

GIZA - THE MATERIAL USED IN CONSTRUCTION OF THESE PYRAMIDS HAS BEEN SOURCE OF MUCH CONTROVERSY BETWEEN ARCHAEOLOGISTS BUT IT HAS BEEN PRETTY WELL ESTABLISHED THAT THEY ARE BUILT MAINLY OF STONE FROM NEIGHBOURING LIMESTONE QUARRIES - SOME OF FINER BLOCKS BROUGHT FROM TURA AND EL MA'ASARAH. (NEGATIVE...

004231

003591

LT. LAVER. RAAF MEDICAL OFFICER DEMONSTRATING POLUTE WATER PURIFYER. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003591

003547

ANTHONY EDEN AND GENERAL WAVELL CHAT WITH A MEMBER OF THE A.I.F. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003547

003551

MR EDEN INSPECTS MEN OF THE MECHANISED CAVALRY. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003551

003772

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS RELAXING NEAR THE SPHINX.

003772

003762

BOMBARDIER BREASLY OF MELBOURNE PUTS A BIT OF GOOD WORK IN THE PUMPING STATION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003762

003792

DUST - DUST - AND MORE DUST. PROGRESS ACROSS THE DESERT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003792

003782

THE FAMOUS CAIRO EXPRESS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003782

004238

HELOUAN, EGYPT. "A BITTER PILL" - THATS WHAT PTE. MOYSEY CALLS HIS CARICATURE OF HITLER, DRAWN ON WALL OF HIS TENT TO THE AMUSEMENT OF THE LADS OF THE ARMY F.W'SHOPS. THE WORD MAFISH IS A CORRUPTION OF THE ARABIC MA FEESH WHICH MEANS "THERE IS NONE" OR "FINISHED". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004238

004022

EGYPT - WHILE THE BREEZE IS FAVOURABLE THE FELUCCA GLIDES ALONG IN GREAT STYLE & THE ARAB HAS AMPLE OPPORTUNITY FOR INDULGING IN A QUIET SLEEP. HIS BEST ACCOMPLISHMENT. BUT ON WINDLESS DAYS THE CRAFT HAS TO BE HAULED ALONG & IT IS NO EASY TASK.

004022

004084

DEIR SUNEID, PALESTINE - THE 2/1 PIONEER BATTALION BAND PERFORMING ON THE VILLAGE GREEN IS COMPOSED OF MANY WELL KNOWN MUSICIANS INCLUDING THE CONDUCTOR, SCOTTIE ARMOUR, STAN SAYERS GUM LEAF PLAYER OF N.S.W., F. CHARLESWORTH ABC TRUMPETER AND W. MCCARTEN, SOLO CORNET WITH WOLLONGONG STEELWORKS BAND.

004084

004087

GAZA - GENERAL BLAMEY CHATS WITH BRIG. BURSTON. D.D.M.S. DURING A RECENT CONFERENCE OF CORPS OFFICERS AT H.Q.

004087

004114

GAZA RIDGE - A BUNCH OF "ROSES OF NO MAN'S LAND" SHARE A JOKE WITH MATRON SAGE OF 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. THE MATRON SENDS A MESSAGE TO AUSTRALIA SAYING THAT THE "GIRLS ARE WELL & HAPPY. AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE & ARE STILL DOING FOR US".

004114

004359

MOSQUE MAHOMMED ALY (Mohamed Ali)- A BUILDING OF EXTREME BEAUTY AND IS PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS AMONG TOURISTS AND SIGHTSEERS. NOT TYPICAL OF THE USUAL EGYPTIAN MOSQUE, AS IT IS MORE ELABORATE IN ITS CONSTRUCTION MORE GAUDY IN ITS INTERIOR AND HAVING A PECULIAR & ASSORTED STYLE OF ARCHITECTURE....

004359

003586

RESPIRATOR DRILL ON BOARD SHIP. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003586

004020

ALONG THE ROAD FROM CAIRO TO ISMAILIA. THE ROAD RUNS PARALLEL TO THE CANAL AND PASSES THROUGH NUMEROUS SMALL VILLAGES THAT SEEM TO ACT IN THE SAME RELATIONSHIP AS STATIONS DO TO A RAILWAY TRACK. THE ONLY FERTILE GROUND VISIBLE IS THAT WHICH BOUNDS THESE CANALS WHERE SMALL FLOCKS OF GOATS GRAZE....

004020

004025

EGYPT - A VILLAGE FERRY ACROSS THE ISMALIA CANAL BETWEEN CAIRO & ISMALIA (WHERE IT JOINS THE SUEZ). THESE CANALS FORM THE MAIN CHANNELS OF TRANSPORT BETWEEN THE NATIVE VILLAGES & THE COMMERCIAL CENTRE OF EGYPT & WERE IT NOT FOR THEM, THE COUNTRY WOULD CEASE TO EXIST.

004025

004097

GAZA - AT THE H.Q. OF THE AUST. COMFORTS FUND IN THE MIDDLE EAST, CAPT. E. GORMAN ARRANGES FOR THE ISSUING OF A SPECIAL XMAS PARCEL TO EVERY MEMBER OF THE A.I.F. ABROAD. THE SUN-BURNED YOUNG MAN WITH THE BROAD GRIN IS MUSPAH, HIS TRUSTY AIDE.

004097

004056

MAS'UDIYEH - MEN OF THE RAILWAYS RECONSTRUCTION UNIT POSE FOR AN OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH WITH THEIR NEWFOUND COBBERS - THE NATIVE CRAFTSMEN & STONEMASONS WHO ARE ENGAGED WITH THEM ON THE REBUILDING OF THE OLD TURKISH RAILROAD THROUGH SAMARIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004056

003769

BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF AMIRIYA AND AL ABDUL ATLAS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003769

003759

AUSSIES HAVE THEIR FORTUNES TOLD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003759

004215

ALONG NILE NEAR CAIRO - NATIVES LIVING BESIDE THE RIVER ARE MOSTLY SMALL FARMERS AND EVERY SEASON SEEMS TO BRING ITS OWN PARTICULAR ROUTINE OF WORK THAT WILL ALLOW THE LAND TO GIVE ITS UTMOST LIMIT OF PRODUCTION, A VERY VITAL MATTER TO THEM. NATIVES AT DAWN ATTENDING TO THEIR LAND. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004215

003767

SOAP SUDS AND SMILES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003767

004081

DEIR SUNEID - MAIN STREET - A SMALL ARAB VILLAGE IN PALESTINE THAT WAS RECENTLY THE SCENE OF A MARCH OF THE 19TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION. THE PARADE IS HERE SEEN AS IT IS ABOUT TO STEP OFF, HEADED BY OFFICERS OF THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS TRAINING DEPOT.

004081

004054

AFFULA - MEN OF THE RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE GROUP OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS AT WORK ON THE LINE. MANY OF THE MEN WERE MEMBERS OF THE OLD A.I.F. AND WERE DOING SIMILAR WORK IN THE LAST WAR, NOW THEY ARE PATCHING UP THE WORK OF THEIR OLD OPPONENTS, THE TURKS, WHO BUILT THIS LINE....

004054

004075

DEIR SINEID - 19TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION MARCHES THROUGH THE VILLAGE TO STRAINS OF 2/1ST PIONEER BAND WHILE NATIVE ARABS LOOK ON. TO THE LEFT STRETCHES THE LONG "PRICKLY PEAR" HEDGES THAT WERE FAMILIAR TO THE MEN OF THE OLD A.I.F.

004075

003553

MR EDEN CHATTING WITH MEN OF THE A.I.F. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003553

003543

MR ANTHONY EDEN ACCOMPANIED BY BRIG ALLEN INSPECT MEN. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003543

003583

RESPIRATOR DRILL ON BOARD THE TRANSPORT S.2. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003583

004046

JERUSALEM - CEMENTING THE BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP...OR REPAIRS WHILE YOU WAIT. DRIVER BEARDWELL & RON WILLIAMS COMBINE TO APPLY THE GOOD OIL AND PREPARE A PATCH FOR THE PUNCTURE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004046

004030

THE PHOTO UNIT ACROSS THE DESERT OF SINAI EN ROUTE TO PALESTINE FROM EGYPT BY WAY OF A BITUMEN ROAD FLANKED BY A DOUBLE ROW OF EMPTY TAR BARRELS USED ON THE MAKING OF THE ROAD.

004030

003539

ANTHONY EDEN STANDS BY GENERAL WAVELL AS HE TAKES THE SALUTE. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003539

004035

SINAI - WHEN CROSSING THE SINAI DESERT THE PHOTO UNIT CROSSED TRAILS WITH AN ARAB CAMEL TRAIN BOUND THE MYSTERIOUS INLAND TO SOME PLACE EQUALLY MYSTERIOUS & OBSCURE. IT IS HARD TO UNDERSTAND THE SUDDEN APPEARANCE OF ARABS APPARENTLY FROM NOWHERE & HAVE NO VISIBLE PATH TO FOLLOW. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004035

004019

ALONG THE BANKS OF THE CANAL THAT RUNS FROM CAIRO TO ISMAILIA. WE OFTEN THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO GLIDE LAZILY DOWN THE CANAL ON ONE OF THESE FELUCCAS UNTIL WE SAW THE BOYS PULLING THEM ALONG AGAINST THE WIND. THEN WE THOUGHT THAT THE OLD TRUCK WASN'T SO BAD AFTER ALL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004019

004100

"SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST" - GEN SIR THOMAS BLAMEY ENTERS THE FRONT DOOR OF HIS OFFICE.

004100

004120

GAZA - HEADQUARTERS OF THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS AT GAZA.

004120

004064

JERUSALEM - LOOKING FROM A WINDOW IN THE HOTEL FAST, NOW THE AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS CLUB AND H.Q. OF THE COMFORTS FUND, A GROUP OF N.Z. SOLDIERS IS SEEN STARTING OFF ON A TOUR OF THE HOLY CITY, WALKING TOWARD THE JAFFA GATE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004064

004240

HELOUAN, EGYPT. COOKS PARADE AT 2/2 FIELD W'SHOPS AND PERFORM THE IMMERSION CEREMONY WITH XMAS PUDDING. THE COOKS & HANGERS ON ARE L TO R CPLS BEAUSH: MUSSELLWHAITE: SANDHAM AND BONETT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004240

004095

MUGHAR - ON ROAD BETWEEN GAZA & TEL AVIV. ALTHOUGH THE FEW BIG TOWNS IN PALESTINE IS TO BECOME A MODLEY OF EAST & WEST, THESE COUNTLESS ARAB VILLAGES RETAIN THEIR ANCIENT CHARACTER AND THE NARROW DUSTY STREETS CONTINUE TO WIND BETWEEN THE PICTURESQUE MUD HUTS THAT HOUSE THE ARABS.

004095

004244

ROAD TO HELOUAN - FELUCCAS AND FLOCKS AND THE AGELESS NILE - A PICTURE AS OLD AS HISTORY AND A NEVER FAILING DELIGHT. SO LONG AS THE RIVER FLOWS THRO' THIS ANCIENT LAND, SO LONG WILL IT BE ALIVE WITH THE SIMPLE BEAUTY OF ITS PEOPLE & THEIR TRADITIONAL BACKGROUND.

004244

003545

A.I.F. MARCH PAST GENERAL WAVELL AND ANTHONY EDEN. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003545

003774

PTE. H. WEIR, PTE. R. LIMMELL, CPL. HAYWAD HAVE A COLLECTION OF SNAKES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003774

003785

NATIVE WOMEN IN ONE OF THE VILLAGES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003785

004225

HELOUAN, EGYPT - OFFICERS OF 2/2ND ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS STAND ON THE ROOF OF "EMERGENCY" BATTALION HEADQUARTERS TO WHICH THEY TRANSFER IN THE EVENT OF MILITARY ACTION, CAPTAIN E. M. GWYTHER; CAPTAIN J. A. NAISMITH: LIEUTENANT COLONEL W. G. CHAPMAN (QC) MAJOR E. W. BRYCON: CAPTAIN J. W. REDPATH;...

004225

004074

DEIR SUNEID - IN THE STEPS OF THE OLD CRUSADERS, MEN OF THE A.I.F. SWING ALONG BETWEEN THE PRIMITIVE MUD WALLS OF AN ARAB VILLAGE IN THE HOLY LAND. BUT THE ARABS HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT THE CRUSADERS OF THE OLD WAR WERE THEIR ENEMIES AND WELCOME THEM WITH SMILES AND WORDS OF GREETING.

004074

004040

A SCENE AT THE JAFFA GATE AS ARAB PORTERS GIVE A HAND WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR THAT HAS TO BE TRANSPORTED BY HAND THROUGH THE NARROW STREETS OF THE OLD CITY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004040

004050

RUINS IN THE GORGE OF THE WADI KELT THE VALLEY OF ACHOR. THIS WADI WAS THE TRIBAL BOUNDARY BETWEEN BENJAMIN & JUDAH. THE RUIN IN THE LOWER PART OF PICTURE IS AN ANCIENT AQUEDUCT THAT CARRIED WATER TO EARLY CHRISTIAN MONASTERIES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004050

004070

JERUSALEM - MEN OF THE A.I.F. AND THE N.Z. FORCES ON LEAVE FOLLOW IN THE STEPS OF THEIR FATHERS' DURING A PILGRIMAGE THRO' THE VIA DOLOROSA, AND PASS THROUGH THE ECCO HOMO ARCH. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004070

003554

Amiriya, Egypt, Mr Anthony Eden, Secretary for War in the British Government, and Lieutenant General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, General Officer Commanding Egypt, visiting Australian troops of the 16th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd AIF, training at Amiriya, just west of Alexandria. Left to right:...

003554

003775

A BEVY OF BEAUTY MAKES ITS WAY THROUGH THE STREETS OF CAIRO. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003775

003755

WILLIAMS AND HETHERINGTON VISIT THE OLD SPHINX. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003755

003795

ROTARY SLIDE BUTT BREN GUN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003795

003793

A GROUP OF BOYS HAVE A LOOK ROUND A DESERTED AND RUINED OLD MILL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003793

003544

MR EDEN INSPECTS BREN GUN DEMONSTRATION. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003544

004241

HELOUAN, EGYPT. SUNDAY IN CAMP IS ODD JOB DAY. MEN OF 2/2 ARMY F. W'SHOPS FROM LEFT: PTE. G.H. CUMMING (SHAVING) SGT. J. TROON (BEING SHAVED) MOUTH ORGANIST PTE. H.G. GORDON (MEMBER OF VIC. TRAMWAYS MOUTH-ORGAN BAND) CPL. W.R. SELLER (WRITING HOME) W.O. H.F. WESTCOTT (DARNING). (NEGATIVE BY F....

004241

004039

JERUSALEM - AUST. NURSES SERVING WITH BRITISH ARMY JOIN FORCES WITH SOME DIGGERS AND HERE THEY ARE SEEN AT THE WAILING WALL - BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY FRAGEMENT OF ORIGINAL TEMPLE LEFT STANDING AFTER SIEGE OF TITUS. HERE JEWS MOURN FOR THE DEPARTED SPLENDOUR OF ISRAEL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004039

004358

MEN OF THE MECHANISED CAVALRY REGIMENT LINED UP FOR INSPECTION BY ANTHONY EDEN DURING HIS VISIT TO AUSTRALIAN FORCES IN THE NEAR EAST. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

004358

003800

GRINDING REAR CROSS PIECE VICKERS MACHINE GUN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003800

004235

MAADI ROAD, EGYPT. NEW ZEALAND TROOPS HALT FOR A SPELL DURING A MARCH ROUND THE VILLAGES AND TO BUY SOME FRESH ORANGES FROM A "WOG" (NATIVE ARAB). PRIVATE C.W. HOLDWAY, CAPTAIN HUTCHINSON AND PRIVATE DONNELL.

004235

003788

WATER IS BOUGHT TO THE DESERT NOW THAT THE A.I.F. HAVE COME TO CAMP IN EGYPT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003788

004102

GAZA RIDGE - PART OF THE PARADE DURING A MARCH PAST OF THE NURSING STAFF OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL BESIDES THEIR NURSING DUTIES, THE GIRLS TAKE A KEEN INTEREST IN THE VARIOUS DRILLS & PARADES IN WHICH THEY TAKE PART, AND HAVE A NAME FOR SMARTNESS & EFFICIENCY THAT IS NOT EXCELLED BY...

004102

004112

GAZA RIDGE - RESPIRATOR DRILL, COMPLETE WITH OLD TIN HAT, MAKES AN INTERESTING DIVERSION FROM LOOKING AFTER SICK DIGGERS FOR THE NURSES OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. AFTER HALF AN HOUR OF PULLING THE STEEL HELMET ON AND OFF THERE IS A CONCERTED RUSH FOR THE BRUSH AND COMB AND TOUSLED...

004112

004122

WADI KELT - HERE IS SHOWN THE WATER-COURSE WHICH FOR YEARS HAVE CARRIED WATER TO THE VARIOUS MONASTERIES ETC., BUILT IN THIS AND SIMILAR SECLUDED SPOTS. ORIGINALLY THOUGHT TO HAVE FED THE WATER SUPPLY OF JERICHO. NOTE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OLD COURSE OF STONES & THE NEW.

004122

004104

GAZA RIDGE - THE NURSE'S PARADE LEAVES THE MESS FOR A MARCH PAST DURING A RECENT INSPECTION OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL.

004104

004124

JERUSALEM FROM THE SIDE OF MT. SCOPUS. FROM LEFT - THE DOME OF THE ROCK, BACK RIGHT - GERMAN DOMINICAN CHURCH OF THE HOLY MARY - RISING HIGH ABOVE THE CENTRE IS THE MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING THE Y.M.C.A. ST. STEPHENS GATE CAN BE SEEN LEADING FROM WALL TO DOME OF THE ROCK, THEN GOLDEN GATE.

004124

004036

SINAI - IN THE SINAI DESERT WE ENCOUNTER A CONVOY OF THE 2ND ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS VEHICLES ON THEIR WAY FROM PALESTINE TO EGYPT, UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN TED STOKES (CENTRE FOREGROUND). (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004036

004113

GAZA RIDGE - OUTSIDE THE SISTERS' MESS AT 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (2AGH). THE NURSING STAFF TURNS OUT IN FULL FORCE TO HAVE A PICTURE TAKEN FOR THE AUSTRALIAN PRESS. MATRON SAGE IS IN THE CENTRE AND SENDS, ON BEHALF OF HER STAFF, BEST WISHES FOR A VERY MERRY XMAS.

004113

003757

THE A.I.F. ENGINEERS WATTER PUMPING STATION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003757

003777

THE A.I.F. ENGINEERS PUMPING STATION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003777

004059

SEBASTIA, SAMARIA - A GROUP OF YOUNG ARABS DISPLAY THEIR SCHOOL BOOKS DURING A HALT OF THE UNIT. ENGLISH IS TAUGHT IN LARGER DISTRICT SCHOOLS AND MISSIONS - BUT EXCLUSIVELY ARAB IN THE SMALLER VILLAGE SCHOOLS. HANDWRITING IN THEIR BOOKS IS VERY NEAT & TIDY AND THEY ARE VERY PROUD OF THEM. (NEGATIVE...

004059

004079

DEIR SUNEID - THE BOY SCOUTS TURN OUT IN ALL THEIR SATORIAL SPLENDOUR TO WELCOME MEN OF THE A.I.F. AS THEY MARCH THRO' THE NARROW STREETS. A RED LETTER DAY IN THE ANNALS OF THE VILLAGE & IN THE LIVES OF THE BOYS WHO STAND PROUDLY BENEATH THEIR OWN ARAB FLAG PAYING RESPECTS TO THE WELCOME STRANGER...

004079

004248

MAADI-CAIRO ROAD - NEW ZEALAND MEN HAVE A REST DURING TRAINING MARCH AND PURCHASE SOME ORANGES FROM AN ARAB BOY. THE TROOPS ARE OF 16TH PLATOON, D COMPANY, 26TH NEW ZEALAND BATTALION. NOW THAT THE WEATHER IS COOLING, MARCHING IS NOTHING MORE THAN A PLEASANT EXERCISE.

004248

004029

IN THE DESERT OF SINAI. "GIVE'S A LIGHT DIG

004029

004218

ALONG NILE - THE FERTILE LANDS ALONG RIVER BANK ARE VERY INTENSIVELY CULTIVATED, BUT AN APPARENTLY SCIENTIFIC ROTATION OF CROPS IS FOLLOWED AND THE WHOLE OF THE AREA IS NOT USED FOR GRAIN CROPS. USUALLY DIVIDED INTO UNFENCED FIELDS OF AN ACRE OR LESS, GROWING CORN AND SOMETIMES VEGETABLES....

004218

004228

HELOUAN, EGYPT. "K" TRAILER AND PART OF EQUIPMENT OF THE CARPENTERS & WHEELERS SUBSECTION. MEN AT WORK PREPARING TIMBER THAT WILL BE USED IN THE FITTING UP OF STORES & ORDNANCE TRUCKS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004228

004089

DEIR SUNEID - THE SCOUTMASTER CUM SCHOOL TEACHER CAN BE SEEN PROUDLY MARCHING BESIDE HIS FLOCK TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST BAND THEY HAVE EVER HEARD - THAT OF THE 2/1 PIONEERS.

004089

004099

GAZA - EVERY MORNING THE G.O.C. GEN. BLAMEY INSPECTS THE H.Q. GUARD OUTSIDE H.Q. BUILDING. THE GUARD IS DRAWN FROM A DIFFERENT UNIT EACH WEEK & EACH WEEK'S GUARD TRY TO OUT DO THE OTHER UNITS AND PUT ON AS SMART A SHOW AS IS POSSIBLE.

004099

004072

JERUSALEM - NOT THE INEVITABLE BOOT CLEANER THIS TIME BUT AN ATTENDANT AT THE DOME OF THE ROCK PUTS THE ENORMOUS SLIPPERS OVER THE BOOTS OF PRIVATE CALLOW, 2/1 PIONEER BATTALION BEFORE HE DOES THE ROUNDS OF THE MOSQUE.

004072

003536

COLONEL FERGUSSON CONDUCTS MR EDEN ON TOUR OF INSPECTION. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003536

003556

AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS OF THE A.I.F. SHOW A KEEN INTEREST IN POLISH TROOPS. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003556

003546

MR ANTHONY EDEN REVIEWS INFANTRY UNITS OF THE A.I.F. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003546

004044

MT. OF OLIVES - AN ARAB FROM THE VILLAGE OF TUA HAS BROUGHT HIS HORSE ALONG TO BE "VETTED". HASSAN HOPES TO SELL THE HORSE TO A BR. OFFICER SO DRIVER BEARDWELL - EX HORSE-BREAKER AND RON WILLIAMS PERFORM THE OPERATION AND SO CLINCH THE SALE AND MAKE A FRIEND FOR EVER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004044

003550

MR EDEN CHATS TO A PLATOON COMMANDER. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003550

003771

DRIVER WAVER ROLT OF THE A.S.C. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003771

003761

REBECCA AT THE WELL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003761

003791

A CART LOAD OF BINTS AND OFF-SPRING MAKE THE ROUNDS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003791

003781

A GENERAL VIEW OF THE LAUNDRY IN THE DESERT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003781

004110

GAZA RIDGE - NURSES ON PARADE. IN THEIR SMART "WALKING OUT" UNIFORM, THE NURSES, AUXILIARIES AND V.A.D'S OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL PARADE FOR THE CAMERAMAN ALONG THE ROAD TO THE HOSPITAL.

004110

003587

MEN OF THE FIELD WORKSHOPS ON BIG PORTABLE LATHE. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003587

004024

EGYPT - THE ROAD RUNS BESIDE THE CANAL FROM CAIRO TO ISMALIA BUT IT IS ONLY THE WEALTHY & THE MILITARY WHO CAN AFFORD TO RUN CARS. THE MEN OF THE VILLAGES LIVE BY THE NILE & ITS CANALS & THE STATELY FELUCCAS CARRY THEIR FEW BAGS OF CORN TO THE COMMERCIAL CENTRES AT THE DELTA.

004024

003537

THE "PIONEERS" GIVE A DEMONSTRATION OF RAPID WIRING. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003537

004116

SINAI - ON THE ROAD ACROSS THE SINAI DESERT AND ON THE PALESTINE SIDE OF BORDER IS THE OLD TURKISH RAILWAY BRIDGE THAT WAS BLOWN UP BY AUST. MILITARY ENGINEERS DURING LAST WAR. IT IS BEING REPAIRED IN PREPARATION FOR POSSIBLE USE BY THE ALLIES SHOULD HOSTILITIES SPREAD ONCE AGAIN HERE.

004116

004126

JERUSALEM - THE GARDEN OF GETHESEMANE, OWNED BY FRANCISCAN FRIARS. HIGHER UP IS THE RUSSIAN CHURCH OF ST. MARY MAGDALENE WITH ORIENTAL DOMED SPIRES. FOREGROUND - ANCIENT JEWISH & MOSLEM BURIAL GROUNDS COVERING THE KEDRON VALLEY, THRO' WHICH RUNS ROAD TO JERICHO AND DEAD SEA.

004126

004023

EGYPT - A COLLECTION OF HUTS CLUSTERED AMONG THE DATE PALMS HOUSE A FEW FAMILIES OF ARABS. A KINDLY, COURTEOUS PEOPLE WHO WRING A PRECARIOUS THOUGH APPARENTLY HAPPY LIVING FROM THE NARROW FERTILE STRIP OF SOIL ALONG THE NILE AND CANALS OF THE NILE.

004023

004034

ISMALIA - HAVING CROSSED THE SUEZ CANAL & SO LEFT EGYPT PROPER, THE UNIT IS READY TO MAKE THE LONG MONOTONOUS CROSSING OF THE SINAI DESERT, FOR WHICH BONA FIDES ARE NECESSARY. ARMY PAY-BOOKS ARE PRODUCED FOR INSPECTION BY THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY GUARD, WHO KEEPS A RECORD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004034

003584

WATCHING FOR ENEMY SUBMARINES IN RED SEA. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003584

004026

EGYPT - THE MERCHANT FLEET OF EGYPT...FELUCCAS ON THE ISMALIA-CAIRO CANAL.

004026

003794

ROUGH MILLING OF SLIDE BUTT OF BREN GUN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003794

004090

DEIR SUNEID - THE SET OF DRUMS USED BY THESE A.I.F. DRUMMERS WERE PRESENTED BY THE LADIES OF THE N.S.W. COMFORTS FUND, AND HAVE PROVED OF INESTIMABLE VALUE TO THE BAND AND THRILL TO THE ARAB YOUNGSTERS.

004090

004057

SKILFUL ARAB STONEMASONS WORK SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE A.I.F. RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION UNIT IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A BRIDGE THAT THEY PROBABLY HELPED TO BLOW UP. THE WOODEN ARCHES ARE USED AS A PATTERN AND BASE FOR THE STONE ARCHES THAT ARE TO BE BUILT HERE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004057

003778

DRIVER WARREN HOLT OF SYDNEY FILLS THE 200 GALLON WATER CARRIER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003778

003768

THE MOBILE WATER CARRIER PULLS IN TO FILL THE NEEDS OF THE COOK-HOUSE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003768

004242

HELOUAN, EGYPT. SUNDAY IN CAMP IS ODD JOB DAY. MEN OF 2/2 ARMY FIELD W'SHOPS FROM LEFT: PTE. G.H. CUMMING (SHAVING) SGT. J. TROON (BEING SHAVED) MOUTH ORGANIST PTE. H.G. GORDON MEMBER OF VIC. TRAMWAYS MOUTH-ORGAN BAND) CPL W.R. SELLER (WRITING HOME) W.O. H.F. WESTCOTT (DARNING). (NEGATIVE BY F....

004242

003798

DULLING BREN GUN COMPONENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003798

004222

GIZA - THE FAMOUS PYRAMIDS WHICH HAVE LOOKED DOWN UPON THE WHOLE COURSE OF MAN'S DEVELOPMENT AS WE MEASURE IT IN OUR PUNY WESTERN SCALE FROM THE AGES; WHEN TENT OR REED OR MUD HUT WERE THE HIGHEST ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENT ELSEWHERE, EGYPTIANS WERE BUILDING THESE COLOSSAL MONUMENTS. (NEGATIVE BY F....

004222

004232

GIZA - THE ANCIENT PYRAMIDS FORM A NEVER CHANGING BACKGROUND TO LIFE OF THE EGYPTIAN PEASANTS. THE SOLIDITY OF THESE STRUCTURES SEEM TO FIT IN WITH THE SLOW & EVEN TENOR OF THEIR WAYS.. LIKE THE PYRAMIDS.. LIFE NEVER CHANGES IN EGYPT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004232

004033

ISMALIA - HAVING CROSSED THE SUEZ CANAL BY THE FERRY AT ISMALIA, IDENTIFICATION CARDS & PERMITS HAVE TO BE SHOWN TO EGYPTIAN MILITARY GUARD BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO PROCEED TOWARDS THE BORDER TO PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004033

004076

DEIR SINEID - IT'S A WAY WE HAVE IN THE ARMY. COL. J. P. MCCORMACK LETS HIS HEAD GO AND TAKES TO THE BUSH DURING A RECENT CEREMONIAL VISIT TO THE VILLAGE. THE COL. AND MUKHTAR ARE FIRM FRIENDS & AND NATIVES & TROOPS IN THE DISTRICT ARE FIRM FRIENDS SINCE THE COL. MADE HIS BRAVE GESTURE.

004076

003541

OFFICERS OF THE A.I.F. IN CAMP AT AMIRIYA. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003541

003538

GENERAL SIR WAVELL TAKES SALUTE AS AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY MARCH PAST. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003538

003548

BRIG. ALLEN AND ANTHONY EDEN TAKE A SURVEY OF THE TROOPS. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003548

003588

KEEPING WATCH FOR ENEMY SUBMARINES ON BOARD. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003588

003552

OFFICER OF THE A.I.F. FROM A NEIGHBOURING CAMP. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003552

003542

MR EDEN AND GENERAL WAVELL DISCUSS MILITARY MOVES. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003542

003592

MEN OF THE FIELD WORKSHOPS ON BIG PORTABLE LATHE. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003592

003582

6TH DIVISION PREPARING TO LEAVE HELLORIAN CAMP TO JOIN OTHER UNITS. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

003582

003534

ANTHONY EDEN INSPECTS MEN AND MACHINES OF THE MECHANIZED CAVALRY REGIMENT. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003534

003770

THE A.I.F. PUMP THAT MAINTAINS THE WATER SUPPLY TO THE CAMPS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003770

004066

JERUSALEM - THE DOME OF THE ROCK, ONE OF THE MOST STARTLING PIECES OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD AND A FAVOURITE SPOT FOR SIGHT SEEING DIGGERS ON LEAVE. THE MOSQUE STANDS ON SITE OF THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON AND ENTIRE OUTSIDE IS COVERED WITH TILES OF BLUE & BLUE GREEN SHADES - A NOVEL EFFECT. (NEGATIVE...

004066

004118

THE WADI KELT - A GREEK MONASTERY LIES HIDDEN IN A DEEP RAVINE OF THE PRECIPITOUS HINTERLAND OF JUDEA IN THE WADI KELT. THE WALLS OF THE RAVINE ARE HONEYCOMBED WITH CAVES - THE HOMES OF RELIGIOUS HERMITS AND THE SOLITARY CELLS OF MONKS.

004118

004109

GAZA RIDGE - MATRON SAGE HEADS THE PARADE OF NURSES AND SISTERS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (2AGH). THEIR SMARTNESS AND PRECISION DISPERSES THE BASE IMPRESSION THAT LADIES CAN'T MARCH AND EVEN THE A.I.F. IS IMPRESSED WHEN "THE NURSES TURN OUT".

004109

004119

NABLUS - H.Q. STAFF OF THE RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS L TO R: F.R.- CAPTAIN (CAPT) A. C. (GUS) BUDGE R.M.O., CAPTAIN K. HORNE, ADJUTANT MAJOR G. U. (JOCK) HIDDLESTONE, MAJOR M. M. NEWMAN - O.C. B.R. LIEUTENANT (LT) MILTON MOORE, LT JAMES MUNRO, LT C. CRUIKSHANK, CAPT C. YOUNG.

004119

004129

SEBASTIA - IN SAMARIA NEAR NABLUS - ANCIENT TOWN OF SHECHEM. RUINS OF WHAT WERE ONCE GREAT PALACES AND TEMPLES. A.I.F. RAILWAY UNIT NOW WORKING CLOSE TO THIS VILLAGE ON THE RE-CONSTRUCTION OF THE TURKISH RAILROAD.

004129

004103

GAZA - MATRON SAGE OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL AT GAZA RIDGE HAS ACCUMULATED QUITE A BEVY OF BEAUTY IN HER NURSING STAFF .. FACT ITS SOMETHING OF AN INDUCEMENT TO REPORT SICK THESE DAYS.

004103

004123

A scenic view of the city as seen from Mount Scopus. In the centre background is the Dome of the Rock, also known as the Mosque of Omar.

004123

003540

ANTHONY EDEN SPEAKING TO AN OFFICER DURING HIS INSPECTION OF THE 6TH DIVISION (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

003540

004032

ISMALIA - THE ARMY PAY-BOOK IS NOT MERELY THE ONLY SOURCE OF SURE REVENUE TO THE MEN OF THE A.I.F., BUT ALSO AN EXCELLENT MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION WHEN CROSSING THE BORDER OR ANY OF THE OTHER STRATEGIC LINES OF GEOGRAPHIC DEMARCATION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004032

003779

A TYPICAL SCENE IN THE WESTERN DESERT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003779

003760

A WIER OF HOBART, KILLED THESE TWO SNAKES WHEN THEY WRIGGLED PAST HIS DOOR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003760

004077

1940-11-16. DEIR SUNEID - ARAB BOY SCOUTS MARK TIME TO THE BEATING OF THE AUSTRALIAN DRUMMERS DURING A MARCH THRO' THE VILLAGE BY 19TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION. THE TEACHER OF THE VILLAGE SCHOOL GAVE THE LADS A BREAK AND TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN IN HIMSELF.

004077

004234

A MIXED GRILL BESIDE THE OLD CANAL. SHEEP, GOATS, DONKEYS AND COWS WITH A FEW ODD "BENTS" AND NATIVE CHILDREN. IT IS PROBABLY A COMMUNAL FLOCK FROM ONE OF THE NEARBY VILLAGES.

004234

004080

DEIR SUNEID - THE COLUMNS OF BRONZED AND FIT FIGHTING MEN TRAMP ACROSS THE VILLAGE SQUARE UNDER THE ADMIRING EYES OF THE OLD MEN OF THE VILLAGE WHO HAD SEEN THE OLD A.I.F. IN ACTION AND WHO AFFIRMED ONCE AGAIN THEIR AFFECTION FOR AND TRUST IN THE AUSSIES.

004080

003787

THE HYDRO COOKER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003787

004041

TUA - ALI AHMED GETS IMPATIENT FOR A LOOK WHILE HIS WIFE MIRIAM TAKES A PEEP THRO' THE "SEENEEMAH" UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF CAMERAMAN FRANK HURLEY. MIRIAM JNR LOOKS ON WHILE SUPPORTING THE FAMILY WATER SUPPLY ON HER HEAD. ARABS ARE ALWAYS VASTLY AMUSED BY THE CAMERA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004041

004051

AFFULA NEAR NABLUS IN SAMARIA - MEN OF THE A.I.F. RAILWAY UNIT ARE BUSILY RECONSTRUCTING THE OLD TURKISH RAILWAY LINE THROUGH NORTHERN PALESTINE WHICH SUFFERED SEVERELY BY SABOTAGE DURING RIOTS BETWEEN JEWS & ARABS. THIS LINE IS DESTINED TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE WAR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004051

004061

ROAD FROM NABLUS TO JERUSALEM - A SHEPHERD AND HIS FLOCK IN THE OLIVE GROVES - THE SORT OF SIGHT THAT MAKES YOU HOME-SICK. THESE SHEEP ARE OF A MUCH COARSER WOOLED VARIETY THAN THE AUST. AND SEEM TO THRIVE FAIRLY WELL ON THE SCANT PICKINGS OF TOUGH GRASSES GROWING BETWEEN THE STONES. (NEGATIVE BY...

004061

004071

JERUSALEM - AUST. AND N.Z. TROOPS WALK ACROSS THE COURTYARD TO THE DOME OF THE ROCK (SOMETIMES CALLED THE MOSQUE OF OMAR). IN THIS COURTYARD, CHRIST DROVE THE MONEY CHANGERS AND MERCHANTS AWAY FROM THE TEMPLE.

004071

004200

SUEZ CANAL - THE TROOPSHIP "DILWARA" IN THE CANAL EN ROUTE FOR EL KANTARA WHERE THE TROOPS OF 7TH DIVISION WERE DISEMBARKED. THE TROOPS HAD THEIR FIRST VIEW OF EGYPT'S MAIN MEANS OF TRANSPORT WHEN A FELUCCA SAILED SLOWLY PAST.

004200

003754

WILLIAMS AND HETHERINGTON VISIT THE OLD SPHINX. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

003754

004246

ROAD TO HELOUAN - REGATTA DAY ON NILE. SUCH MIGHT BE EASILY THE TITLE OF THIS PICTURE, BUT THIS IS NO SPECIAL OCCASION AND SIGHTS SUCH AS THIS ARE AN EVERYDAY OCCURRENCE ALONG THIS PICTURESQUE STRETCH OF ROAD.

004246

003784

INFORMAL GROUP PORTRAIT OF AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS RELAXING AT A DESERTED AND RUINED OLD MILL.

003784

004216

ON ROAD TO MAADI - SITE OF NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE CAMP. ONE OF MANY TYPES OF WATERWHEELS USED TO PUMP WATER FROM NILE AND FROM VARIOUS CANALS AND IRRIGATION CHANNELS ONTO NARROW STRIP OF FERTILE LAND. CAMELS, OXEN AND DONKEYS ARE USED FOR LOCOMOTION AND WITHOUT PUMPING DEVICES, LAND WOULD...

004216

004226

HELOUAN, EGYPT. OFFICERS OF 2/2ND ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS POSE FOR AN OFFICIAL PHOTO. LEFT TO RIGHT: CAPTAIN E M GWYTHER: CAPT. J.A. NAISMITH: LIEUTENANT COLONEL W.G. CHAPMAN (O.C.) MAJOR E.W. BRYCON CAPT. J.W. REDPATH & CAPT. A.H. BECK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004226

004236

HELOUAN, EGYPT. PTE. A.E. MOYSEY 2/2 ARMY FIELD W'SHOPS PROVES HIMSELF AN EXCELLENT CARTOONIST. HERE HE IS DECORATING THE INSIDE OF THE TENT WITH CARICATURES OF HITLER AND MUSSOLINI WITH A PANEL DEVOTED TO THE ADMINISTERING OF A BITTER PILL TO HITLER BY THE A.I.F. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004236

004449

BUQ BUQ, EGYPT. THE SUN GOES DOWN ON THE BATTLE FIELD. ENGLISH TROOPS GUARDING MORE PRISONERS NEAR THE WATER TANKS. IN FACT THE WATER TANKS ARE BUG BUG - THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE THERE. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004449

004409

WESTERN DESERT - MAN'S HUMANITY TO MAN. CAPT. G.F. ADYE CURRAN OF THE INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE ATTENDS TO A VERY SICK LOOKING LIBYAN PRISONER. THE M.O. HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR 3 DAYS & NIGHTS WITHOUT REST IN SPITE OF HAVING HAD 3 CARS GUNNED FROM UNDER HIM BY ITALIAN AIRCRAFT. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F....

004409

004419

SIDI BARRANI - ALL THAT REMAINS OF THIS ONCE SOLID STRONGHOLD OF THE ITALIANS IN NORTHERN AFRICA ARE THESE BROKEN WALLS AND HEAPS OF RUBBLE. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004419

004429

HILEQUAT - LIBYAN PRISONERS IN THE SERVICE OF THE ITALIANS BEING FED BY THEIR BRITISH CAPTORS AND GETTING THEIR APPARENTLY 1ST MEAL FOR DAYS. IN CONTRACT TO ITALIAN TROOPS THESE NATIVES WERE ILL CLOTHED AND BADLY ARMED. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004429

004439

TUMMAR WEST - AS TIRED AS TWO MULES. THIS ITALIAN AND HIS MULE DECIDED THAT THE WAR WAS NO GOOD SO TRECKED INTO THE BRITISH LINES AND GAVE HIMSELF UP. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004439

004399

SIDI BARRANI, EGYPT. A STREAM OF THE INCREDIBLE NUMBER OF ITALIAN PRISONERS COMING INTO SIDI BARRANI FROM THE BUG-BUG AREA. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE TAKEN TWICE AS MANY PRISONERS AS WE HAD MEN IN THE FIELD.

004399

004436

SIDI BARRANI - A STREAM OF PRISONERS NEARLY TWO MILES LONG CAME INTO SIDI BARRANI FROM THE SOLLUM AREA, THERE TO AWAIT TRANSHIPMENT TO PRISON CAMPS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004436

004441

WESTERN DESERT - THE LIBYAN FORCES WERE THE 1ST TO BE ENCOUNTERED BY BRITISH TROOPS ON THEIR DRIVE TO ITALIAN TERRITORY & WITH THEIR OBSOLETE ARMS PROVED A PITIFUL MATCH. THOUSANDS OF PRISONERS WERE TAKEN & THEIR PLIGHT ROUSED MUCH SYMPATHY AMONG THE CAPTORS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004441

004451

TUMMAR - CAPTAIN A.C. RIALL 4TH INDIAN DIVISION. WHO DID A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK IN LOOKING AFTER THE WHOLE OF THE PRISONERS. FORAGING FOOD FOR THEM AND ORGANISING THE TRANSPORT OF RATIONS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004451

004461

NEAR BARRANI - THE PHOTO UNIT HAVE A LAST LOOK AT BATTLE AREAS AFTER THEIR TOUR OF THE SCENES OF ACTION IN WESTERN DESERT. PAMBO MORRISON, THE DRIVER, DID A SUPERB JOB UNDER TERRIFIC CONDITIONS & MUCH OF THE SUCCESS OF THE SCOOP WAS DUE TO HIS DRIVING. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004461

004411

WESTERN DESERT - MEN OF THE 3/1 PUNJAB REGIMENT (PART OF THE 4TH INDIAN DIVISION). THIS DIVISIONISION DID A WONDERFUL JOB OF WORK AND WERE LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RAPID ADVANCE OF THE 1ST DAYS OF THE FIGHTING - WHICH THEY SEEMED TO ENJOY. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004411

004421

PAMBO MORRISON, DRIVER FOR THE PHOTO UNIT, FAILS TO RAISE ANY ENTHUSIASM OVER THE ITALIAN MEMORIAL THAT COMMEMORATES THEIR LIBERATION OF LIBYA FROM EGYPTIAN TYRANNY. PAMBO HAS SEEN BETTER STATUES IN SWAN HILL.

004421

004431

BARRANI - SOME OF LATEST BATCH OF 4000 PRISONERS FROM AREA BETWEEN BARRANI AND BUG BUG. ALL ITALIAN TROOPS WERE WELL-CLOTHED & ARMED & IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION BUT SEEMED IN NO MOOD FOR FIGHTING AFTER THE FIRST FEW HOURS OF THE ENCOUNTER. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004431

004401

TUMMAR - MORE ITALIAN PRISONERS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004401

004462

TUMMAR - FRIENDLY BRITISH TOMMIES OF THE ROYAL FUSILIERS HAND OUT CIGARETTES TO THE ITALIAN PRISONERS IN THEIR CHARGE. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004462

004445

SIDI BARRANI - A CHAIN OF ITALIAN PRISONERS HELP TO UNLOAD STORES FROM A BRITISH TENDER. AN ARMED CRUISER OF THE BRITISH FLEET STANDS OFF-SHORE WAITING TO REMOVE SOME OF THEM TO SAFER QUARTERS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004445

004455

TUMMAR WEST - THIS TOMMY, FUSILIER VIC HULL, HAS FOUND THE JOB THAT APPEALS TO HIM. VIZ, GUARDING PRISONERS. WHEN ASKED HOW HE WAS ENJOYING THE WAR HE REPLIED.. "IT AIN'T SO BAD .. IT'S SAFER HERE THAN IN BLIGHTY." (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004455

004465

WESTERN DESERT - AN ITALIAN PRISONER TURNS OUT HIS POCKETS & DISCLOSED NOTHING.... NO WONDER THEY WERE ALL SO GLAD TO HAVE THE CHANCE OF GIVING THEMSELVES UP. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004465

004405

HILEQUAT - "DAMN ALL THESE PRISONERS"... (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004405

004415

SIDI BARRANI, EGYPT. OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKE SHOTS OF THE RUINS OF THE ITALIAN STRONGHOLD A FEW HOURS AFTER THE BRITISH ARMY HAD PASSED THROUGH.

004415

004425

SIDI BARRANI - AMONG THE NAVAL RATINGS THAT CAME ASHORE AFTER THE FALL OF BARRANI WERE JOE ROBINSON A.B. LEADING SEAMAN KILLINGBACK & BILL SLEATH A.B. THEY WERE GLAD TO GET ASHORE FOR A FEW HOURS BUT ANXIOUS TO GET BACK TO SEA & HAVE ANOTHER CRACK AT THE ITALIANS FURTHER UP THE COAST. (PHOTOGRAPHED...

004425

004435

NIBEIWA - THE PHOTO UNIT INSPECTS ONE OF THE TANKS CAPTURED FROM THE ITALIANS DURING BATTLE OF NIBEIWA. A GOOD PROPORTION OF THESE TANKS CAN BE PUT INTO ACTION AGAIN VERY SOON & WILL BE USED BY BRITISH IN FURTHER ACTIONS, IF ANY. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004435

004440

TUMMAR - AND STILL MORE PRISONERS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004440

004450

NEAR BARRANI - A GROUP OF JOCKS (SCOTS) FROM THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND REGIMENT WHO TOOK PART IN A GALLANT ATTACK ON A STRONGLY FORTIFIED POSITION AGAINST SUPERIOR NUMBERS AND WON THROUGH HEAVY GUN FIRE TO TAKE THE POSITION AT BAYONET POINT. (PHOTOGRAPHER FRANK HURLEY).

004450

004460

TUMMAR - THE ITALIANS DIDN'T SEEM TO MIND BEING PRISONERS BUT THEY DID WANT CIGARETTES BADLY. FORTUNATELY MOST OF THE BRITISH TOMMIES HAD SOUVENIRED PLENTY OF ITALIAN "FAGS" AND SO THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004460

004400

TUMMAR - CONDITIONS IN THE DESERT WERE VERY BAD DURING THE 1ST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN THERE BEING TERRIFIC SANDSTORMS RAGING MOST OF THE TIME & TEMP. BEING WELL DOWN TO MELBOURNE LEVELS. HERE ARE PRISONERS & CAPTURED ITALIAN TRUCKS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004400

004410

WESTERN DESERT - THE THIRTEENTH PROVED THIS IT'S LUCKY DAY FOR IT WASN'T MANY OF THE ENEMY WHO HAD FORTUNE TO BE CAPTURED BY SO INOFFENSIVE A UNIT AS THE PHOTO UNIT. DRIVER PAMBO MORRISON ON GUARD RON WILLIAMS TRIES OUT HIS ITALIAN. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004410

004420

NEAR BARRANI - A GROUP OF BRITISH TOMMIES ON WAY BACK FROM SOLLUM STOP AT BARRANI TO SEE THE SIGHTS ... THE FAMOUS "LIBERATION" MONUMENT THAT STIRS THEM TO FERVENT MIRTH. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004420

004430

SIDI BARRANI - HEAVY MOTOR TRUCKS WERE ABANDONED BY THE ITALIANS AS THEY FLED BEFORE THE VICTORIOUS BRITISH ARMY. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004430

004444

SIDI BARRANI - ITALIAN PRISONERS BEING PUT ABOARD THE TENDER WHILE OTHERS FORM A CHAIN TO ASSIST IN THE UNLOADING OF STORES. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004444

004464

SIDI BARRANI - ITALIAN PRISONERS EARNING THEIR KEEP & HELP TO UNLOAD STORES FROM BRITISH SUPPLY VESSELS. LOWER RIGHT CORNER MEMBERS OF THE "COMMANDERS" - A SORT OF ENGLISH FOREIGN LEGION, WHO BECAUSE OF THEIR SLOUCH HATS ARE OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR AUSTRALIANS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004464

004404

TUMMAR - PRISONERS WAITING TO BE TRANSPORTED FROM THE BATTLEGROUND AFTER THE BRITISH ADVANCE. SO NUMEROUS WERE THE CAPTIVES IN THE FIRST DAYS OF THE ADVANCE THAT A SERIOUS PROBLEM AROSE AS TO THEIR MAINTENANCE AND DISPOSAL. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004404

004414

SIDI BARRANI, EGYPT. COMPLETE AND UTTER RUIN WAS ALL THAT REMAINED AFTER THE BOMBARDMENT INFLICTED BY THE NAVY AND AIR FORCE ON SIDI BARRANI BEFORE THE ARMY MOVED IN AND ROUTED THE ITALIAN FORCES HOLDING THE POSITION.

004414

004424

NIBEIWA - ON THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIBEIWA AFTER THE BRILLIANT VICTORY OF THE BRITISH FORCES WHO, ATTACKING A STRONGLY FORTIFIED POSITION, CAPTURED FORTY TANKS, QUANTITIES OF ARTILLERY AND AMMUNITION AND THOUSANDS OF PRISONERS WITH THEIR STORES AND EQUIPMENT. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004424

004434

NIBEIWA - THE TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF PRISONERS TAKEN DURING THE PUSH AGAINST ITALIANS CREATED THE SERIOUS PROBLEM OF FEEDING THEM. ALTHOUGH APPARENTLY WELL-FED THE ITALIANS WERE PRETTY HUNGRY AFTER THE ACTION OF THE DAYS BEFORE AND THEY MADE SHORT WORK OF THE BISCUITS PROVIDED. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F....

004434

004454

NEAR BARRANI - MEN OF THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND REGIMENT FINISH OFF THEIR CAPTURE OF A STRONG ITALIAN POSITION BY ROUNDING UP THE MULES. IN THE BACKGROUND IS ONE OF A BATTERY OF SIMILAR GUNS AGAINST WHICH THE SCOTTIES CHARGED WITH FIXED BAYONETS. (PHOTOGRAPHER FRANK HURLEY).

004454

004448

WESTERN DESERT - ITALIAN PRISONERS TAKEN DURING WESTERN DESERT CAMPAIGN DID NOT SEEM TO REGRET THEIR CAPATIVITY & WERE APPARENTLY IN A CHEEFUL FRAME OF MIND. THEIR ONLY REGRET - THEY LEFT THEIR CIGARETTES BEHIND IN THEIR RETREAT, SO BRITISH TOMMIES REMEDIED THE DEFECT WITH CAPTURED ONES....

004448

004458

SIDI BARRANI - MEN OF THE ARMY AND NAVY TALK OVER THE TAKING OF BARRANI THE DAY AFTER THE FORTRESS HAD FALLEN TO THE BRITISH TROOPS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004458

004408

NEAR SIDI BARRANI, EGYPT. ON INTO THE NIGHT THE HEAVY TANKS LUMBER INTO ACTION AGAINST THE RETREATING ENEMY.

004408

004418

SIDI BARRANI - THE ONLY THING LEFT STANDING COMPLETE IN BARRANI WAS THIS MONUMENT PROUDLY COMMEMORATING THE LIBERATION OF LIBYA BY THE ITALIANS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004418

004428

WESTERN DESERT - ABOUT 4,000 LIBYAN PRISONERS CAPTURED BY 4TH DIVISION. INDIAN ON 1ST DAY OF THE "PUSH", BEING LOOKED AFTER BY BRITISH TOMMIES. AFTER BEING WITHOUT WATER FOR 3 DAYS, AN OLD ROMAN WELL FROM WHICH PLENTY OF WATER COULD BE DRAWN. THE GUARDS HAD A BUSY TIME WATERING THEM IN TWENTIES....

004428

004438

OUTSIDE BARRANI - AFTER 5 DAYS OF CHASING THE ADVANCING BRITISH TROOPS ACROSS THE DESERT THE PHOTO UNIT START BACK TO CAIRO. DURING THESE DAYS THE UNIT WAS BOMBED EVERY NIGHT, SOMETIMES DURING THE DAY AND ESCAPED DISASTER BY A HUNDRED YDS ON 3 OCCASIONS. DRIVER IS PAMBO MORRISON OF SWAN HILL....

004438

004443

WESTERN DESERT - 3000 LIBYAN PRISONERS TAKEN IN THE 1ST FEW HOURS OF BATTLE WERE GLAD TO TURN IN. THEY FOUND A FAIRY GODMOTHER IN A BR. SERGEANT WHO LOOKED AFTER THEM UNTIL THEY COULD BE CONVOYED TO MORE CONGENIAL SURROUNDINGS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004443

004453

TUMMAR - MEN OF THE ROYAL FUSILIERS WHO HAD THE JOB OF GUARDING THE PRISONERS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004453

004463

SIDI BARRANI - RATINGS FROM BRITISH SHIPS THAT TOOK PART IN THE BOMBARDMENT COME ASHORE AND COMPARE NOTES WITH THE TOMMIES WHO FINISHED OFF THE JOB AND CLEANED THE ITALIANS OUT OF THIS STRONGHOLD. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004463

004403

TUMMAR - A SMALL SECTION OF THE CROWDS OF ITALIAN PRISONERS THAT POURED INTO THE BRITISH CAMPS DURING THE WEEK OF THE PUSH INTO ITALIAN TERRITORY. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004403

004413

SIDI BARRANI, EGYPT. IN THE COURTYARD OF THE DAMAGED BARRACKS AFTER THE NAVAL BOMBARDMENT OF THIS ITALIAN STRONGHOLD.

004413

004423

NEAR SIDI BARRANI - OH, THE IRONY OF FATE. ITALIAN PRISONERS MARCH PAST THEIR "LIBERATION OF LIBYA" MONUMENT DURING THE PROCESS OF THE RELIBERATION. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004423

004433

ROAD TO MATRUH - BRITISH TROOPS ARE BUSY COLLECTING THE ABANDONED AND CAPTURED MATERIAL IN THE WAKE OF THE ADVANCE & ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THERE ARE DUMPS OF ARMS & AMMUNITION. THE MOBILE VEHICLES ARE ALREADY BEING USED IN THE SERVICE OF THE BRITISH ARMY. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004433

004447

HILEQUAT - THE PRISONERS SEEMED TO BEAR NO ILL-FEELING TOWARDS THEIR CAPTORS AND APPEARED GENERALLY TO ACCEPT THEIR FATE WITHOUT QUALMS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004447

004457

BUQ BUQ - THERE'LL ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004457

004407

NIBEIWA - CPLS SMITH & HULME OF THE ROYAL TANK CORPS WHO TOOK PART IN THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ACTION AT NIBEIWA, TAKE A LOOK AT THE GUN THAT PUT THEIR TANK OUT OF ACTION. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004407

004417

SIDI BARRANI - THE ARMY WAITS ON THE SHORE TO MEET THE NAVY AFTER THE OCCUPATION OF SIDI BARRANI.

004417

004427

SIDI BARRANI - A GROUP OF ITALIAN PRISONERS WATCH A UNIT OF BRITISH "COMMANDERS" DISEMBARK WITH STORES FROM A SUPPLY SHIP. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004427

004437

SIDI BARRANI - AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF TONS OF STORES & ARMAMENTS ABANDONED BY THE ITALIANS WAS THIS GREAT NAVAL GUN IN THE COURTYARD OF THE BARRACKS AT BARRANI. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004437

004442

TUMMAR - CAPTURED ITALIAN DIESEL LORRIES WERE VERY USEFUL FOR CARRYING CAPTURED ITALIAN FOOD TO CAPTURED ITALIAN SOLDIERS. FORTUNATELY THE ITALIANS LEFT BEHIND A LARGE QUANTITY OF OIL FOR THESE LORRIES, WHICH WE PROCEEDED TO CAPTURE ALSO. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004442

004452

WESTERN DESERT - THE MOST PRECIOUS COMMODITY IN THE DESERT....WATER. EVERY OPPORTUNITY MUST BE TAKEN TO REPLENISH SUPPLIES & THESE ITALIAN PRISONERS, ALTHOUGH THEIR WORRIES ARE OVER, ARE TAKING NO CHANCES OF RUNNING DRY DURING TIME OF WAITING TO BE SENT TO SOME COMFORTABLE PRISON CAMP....

004452

004402

TUMMAR - THE BATTLE AREA TOOK ON THE APPEARANCE OF A GIGANTIC PICNIC OUTING. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004402

004412

SIDI BARRANI - A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS CHAIN OF ITALIAN PRISONERS CAME INTO BARRANI AFTER THE FORTRESS HAD FALLEN. AS SOON AS THE BRITISH STORE SHIPS ARRIVED THE ITALIANS WERE PUT TO WORK TO UNLOAD THEM. THEY SHOWED NO DISINCLINATION TO HELP, PROBABLY BECAUSE THE EXERCISE HELPED TO KEEP THEM WARM.

004412

004422

WESTERN DESERT - WHEN THE ITIES (ITALIANS) FLED BEFORE THE ATTACK THEY VERY CONVENIENTLY LEFT THEIR OWN TRANSPORT BEHIND. IF THEY HAD OMITTED THIS FORMALITY THE COUNTLESS PRISONERS WHO APPARENTLY PREFER DISCRETION TO VALOUR, WOULD HAVE FOUND IT NECESSARY TO WALK TO THE PRISON CAMPS INSTEAD OF...

004422

004432

ROAD TO MATRUH - ITALIAN CARCANO RIFLES, BREDA AND FIAT MACHINE GUNS AND UNLIMITED SUPPLIES OF AMMUNITION ARE NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE BRITISH AS A RESULT OF THE LIGHTNING STROKE AGAINST THE ITALIANS. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004432

004459

SIDI BARRANI - THE NAVY COMES ASHORE FOR AN HOUR OR TWO AFTER OCCUPATION OF SIDI BARRANI. THE "JACKS" HAD MANY TALES TO TELL OF THE NIGHTS THEY HAD SPENT BOMBARDING THE FORTRESS FROM THE SEA WHILE ARMY COMPLETED THE STORY WITH THEIR TALES OF THE ACTUAL CAPTURED. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004459

004446

WESTERN DESERT - THE LIBYAN PRISONERS WERE A VERY SORRY CROWD AND HAD EVIDENTLY BEEN CONSCRIPTED INTO THE ARMY AGAINST THEIR WILL. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004446

004456

NIBEIWA - THE PHOTO UNIT AND A COUPLE OF ROYAL TANK CORPS LADS SURVEY WHAT WAS A FEW HOURS AGO A STRONGLY FORTIFIED CONCENTRATION OF ITALIAN TROOPS & TANKS, NOW IN BRITISH HANDS AMONG TONS OF EQUIPMENT AND STORES. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004456

004466

SIDI BARRANI - THE BRITISH PHOTO UNIT ARRIVED ON SCENE 3 DAYS AFTER THE AUST. UNIT. A BOMB FELL ACROSS THE AREA IN WHICH THEY CAMPED AND COMPLETELY WRECKED THEIR CAR AND MOST OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT ETC. KILLING THEIR DRIVER. CAPT. G. KEATING & GEOFFREY TOZER ARE THE MEN.

004466

004406

SIDI BARRANI, EGYPT. MAJOR J.H. CARROLL-LEAHY (INDIAN ARMY OLD BOY) AND SOME OF HIS BOYS LOOK AFTER A BATCH OF ITALIAN OFFICER PRISONERS.

004406

004416

SIDI BARRANI - THE ITALIANS WERE WELL EQUIPPED AND HAD TANKS AND OTHER MOBILE EQUIPMENT EVERYWHERE...EVEN ON THE BEACH AT SIDI BARRANI. THIS ONE IS IN FAIR WORKING ORDER & WILL SOON BE FOLLOWING ITS ORIGINAL OWNERS - BUT WITH A DIFFERENT FLAG FLYING.

004416

004426

SIDI BARRANI - THE NAVY'S HERE...AND THEY BRING STORES TO MAINTAIN THE RAPID BRITISH ADVANCE INTO ITALIAN TERRITORY IN NORTHERN AFRICA. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

004426

005252

NEAR BARDIA - SOME OF THE THOUSANDS OF ITALIAN PRISONERS CAPTURED DURING THE BARDIA ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005252

005242

NEAR BARDIA - THE ENGINEERS CONFER - L TO R: NX28 MAJOR George Gordon Hayman (S.O.M.E.) LT. COL. CHAPMAN: LT. COL MORAN AND COL. PULVER.

005242

005272

FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. LIEUTENANT CRUTE 2/2ND FIELD REGIMENT. (ART) DISCUSSING THE SITUATION WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT. THE STATE OF THE WALLS SHOWS WHAT THE BRITISH GUNNERS DID TO THE FORT BEFORE THE ITALIANS MADE THEIR GET-AWAY.

005272

005262

FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. NX3669 PRIVATE ARTHUR HASSELL, 2/3ND BATTALION (RICHMOND, N.S.W.), OUTSIDE THE MAIN GATE TO THE FORT AFTER THE A.I.F. HAD OCCUPIED THE AREA.

005262

005292

NEAR BARDIA - GNR. LITTLE AND SGT. COMPTON SHARE A SNUG BED TOGETHER UNDER THE SHADOW OF THEIR GUN. THESE MEN ARE OF THE 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT, WHO WERE AMONG THE BRITISH FORCES IN THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005292

005299

NEAR BARDIA - "E" TROOP, 2/1 FIELD REGIMENT IN POSITION NEAR THE BARDIA FRONT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005299

004950

6TH AUST. DIVISION (ADVANCED H.Q.) SIGNALS AND POST OFFICE, IN A SEPARATE CAVERN ADJACENT TO H.Q. PROPER. MAIL WAS DISTRIBUTED RIGHT HERE ON THE BATTLE FRONT UP TO THE DAY BEFORE THE ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004950

004944

NEAR BARDIA - ONE OF THE BREN GUN POSTS THAT ARE PLACED TO DEFEND ARTILLERY BATTERIES FROM DIVE-BOMBERS. L TO R: GUNNER N.H. MCLEOD: GUNNER WHALEN AND BOMBARDIER GREENWOOD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY)

004944

004954

BEFORE BARDIA - AT THE ARTILLERY POSITION: GUNNERS OFF DUTY REST IN THE UNDERGROUND COMMAND POST. THE 1ST BATTERY 2/1 FLD REGIMENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004954

004904

BARDIA. A GROUP OF ITALIAN PRISONERS BEING BROUGHT IN BY THE A.I.F. DURING THE MOPPING UP CERATIONS IN THE SURROUNDING HOLES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004904

004914

NEAR BARDIA. PRIVATE D. ROBERTS OF 2/1ST BATTALION DOES A BIT OF TEMPORARY FIRST AID ON A PRISONER WHILE THE BATTLE STILL RAGES ABOUT A MILE FURTHER ON. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004914

004924

NEAR SOLLUM. TROOPS OF THE 2/1 FIELD COY ENGINEERS CLOSE AROUND A FALLEN ENEMY PLANE BROUGHT DOWN BY ONE OF OUR GLADIATORS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004924

004934

NEAR BARDIA. ON AN AERODROME BETWEEN CAPUZZO AND BARDIA ARE THE WRECKS OF THIRTEEN ITALIAN WAR PLANES CAUGHT ON THE GROUND BY THE BRITISH AFTER THEY HAD PUSHED RAPIDLY PAST FORT CAPUZZO.

004934

004949

NEAR BARDIA - PTE. J.H. BARNES SNEAKS OUT OF HIS HOLE FOR A QUIET READ. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004949

004919

NEAR BARDIA. 2/1 FIELD REGIMENT. AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY MEN IN THEIR CAMOUFLAGED EMPLACEMENT HARASSING ENEMY POSITIONS AND LINES OF COMMUNICATION BEFORE THE ACTUAL "PUSH". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004919

004929

NEAR SOLLUM. THE COOK-HOUSE IN AN UNDERGROUND CISTERN AT H.Q. 6TH DIVISION (B MESS). IN THE AREA BETWEEN SOLLUM AND BARDIA WERE DISCOVERED SEVERAL UNDERGROUND CISTERNS OF A SIZE VARYING BETWEEN ROUGHLY 30 FT SQUARE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004929

004939

SOLLUM - THERE WAS VERY LITTLE LEFT INTACT AFTER A FEW DAYS OF BOMBARDMENT BY UNITS OF BRITISH FLEET, AND SIGNS OF ACTIVE ITALIAN OCCUPATION OF PAST MONTHS LOOKED VERY FORLORN AMONG THE RUINS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004939

005047

TOBRUK - AN ITALIAN CARRO ARMATO M13/40 MEDIUM TANK FROM BARDIA IS TAKEN OVER BY THE AIF AND SUITABLY MARKED WITH A KANGAROO SYMBOL. TROOPER H. R. ARCHER IS THE ARTIST. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005047

005289

NEAR BARDIA - GUN POSITION SIGNALLER JOHN LAYMAN (?) IN A TRENCH DURING THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005289

005255

NEAR BARDIA - A GUN CREW OF B SUBSECTION OF 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT. LEFT TO RIGHT: SERGEANT D.A. JACK: LANCE BOMBARDIER LOPEZ: GUNNER W.A. MOSS: BOMBARDIER WOOD: GUNNER T.H. O'NEILL AND (STANDING) GUNNER ROACH. THEY ARE HAVING CHRISTMAS DINNER COMPLETE WITH CHRISTMAS CAKE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY)

005255

005245

BARDIA - "E" TROOP OF 2/1 BATTALION - CREW OF NO. 2 GUN IN ACTION AGAINST ITALIANS IN THE CAPTURE OF BARDIA.

005245

005275

SOLLUM - LOOKING DOWN ON THE TOWN FROM THE ROAD LEADING TO THE FORT ON TOP OF THE CLIFFS. THIS ROAD WAS UNDER CONTINUAL FIRE FROM THE ITALIAN GUNS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005275

005265

Before the battle of Bardia Brigadier Lomax 16th (British) Brigade, NX231 Major Frederick Oliver Chilton, Officer Commanding, 2/2nd Battalion and the Brigadier's aide look at a map.

005265

005215

SOLLUM. THE ABC UNIT MEET THE PHOTO UNIT OUTSIDE THE SOLLUM TOWN HALL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005215

005295

NEAR BARDIA - PTE. C.S. FENN IN HIS DUGOUT BEING VISITED BY PTE. F.P. CONNOR. BESIDE THE DUGOUT IS THE RADIATOR OF A WRECKED ITALIAN PLANE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005295

005285

1940-12-27. NEAR BARDIA - THE SHELL OF AN ITALIAN PLANE - ONE OF 13 WHICH WERE SHOT DOWN BY BRITISH FORCES IN THEIR ADVANCE TO BARDIA. THE PLANES WERE APPARENTLY ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF WHEN THEY WERE SHOT DOWN FROM SOME LITTLE HEIGHT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005285

004957

6TH AUST. DIV (ADVANCED) H.Q. INTELL. SECTION. L TO R: LT. COL ROGERS (GSO11 (1) CAPT. D.J.H. LOVELL, (DIVISION INT. OFF): CAPT. A.J.S. COTTER (GSOIII (1)): CAPT. D. GRIEVE (.O), CAPT. R.R. VIALL (INT. OFF) AND THE INTELLIGENCE SERGEANT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004957

004913

BARDIA. "THE KNIGHTS OF BARDIA" - COLONELS FOR THE DAY. DRESSED IN CAPTURED ITALIAN FINERY, MEN OF THE A.I.F. REACT TO THEIR SWEEPING VICTORY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004913

005045

TOBRUK - SOME OF THE AUSTRALIAN-ITALIAN CARRO ARMATO M13/40 MEDIUM TANKS GOING TOWARDS TOBRUK. THE TANK IN THE FOREGROUND CLEARLY DISPLAYS THE NEWLY ADDED KANGAROO SYMBOL ON THE TURRET. IN THE BACKGROUND A VEHICLE IS BLAZING. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005045

004945

SOLLUM - OVERLOOKING THE JETTY AND HARBOUR AT SOLLUM BRITISH TRANSPORTS ARE UNLOADING BENZINE INSPITE OF ARTILLERY FIRE FROM ITALIAN GUNS DIRECTED ON THIS POINT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004945

004955

NEAR BARDIA, LIBYA. PRIVATE BILL THOMPSON, 2/2ND BATTALION, OF LEICHHARDT, NSW, HAS A LOOK ROUND FOR RAIDERS BEFORE COMING UP FOR AIR. HE IS IN HIS DUGOUT, WHICH HAS BEEN DUG AS THERE IS NO COVER FOR THE TROOPS FROM AIR RAIDS.

004955

005044

TOBRUK - TROOPERS A. COROLL & F. MCCORMACK INSIDE ONE OF THE ITALIAN CARRO ARMATO M13/40 MEDIUM TANKS RECENTLY ACQUIRED BY THE AUSTRALIANS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005044

004905

BARDIA. A GROUP OF DIGGERS WITH SOME OF THE STRAGGLERS THAT THEY HAVE ROUNDED UP FROM THE HOLES ABOUT BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004905

004915

BARDIA. THE STATE OF THE ITALIAN INFANTRY POSITIONS NEAR BARDIA AFTER THE RETREAT FROM THE A.I.F. INDICATED THAT THERE HAD BEEN MORE HASTE THAN DISCIPLINE IN THE MOVE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004915

004925

NEAR BARDIA. A COLUMN OF PRISONERS CAPTURED AFTER THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. WITHIN AN HOUR OF THE INFANTRY ADVANCE AT LEAST 5,000 PRISONERS CONGREGATED. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004925

005302

BARDIA - THE COUNTRY IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING BARDIA LITTERED WITH HUNDREDS OF ABANDONED TRANSPORT VEHICLES WHEN THE BRITISH FORCES ADVANCED AGAINST THE ITALIANS. THESE WERE MAINLY IN PERFECT ORDER AND USED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF TRANSPORT FOR THE ATTACKING TROOPS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005302

004948

NEAR BARDIA - COOKS AND KITCHEN STAFF IN THE MESS AT REAR H.Q. 6TH AUST. DIVISION (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004948

005251

Near Bardia on Christmas Day, some of the thousands of Italian prisoners of war captured during the Bardia action.

005251

005241

GERAWLA - PILOTS NO. 3 SQUADRON RAAF WHO ARE REAPING A HARVEST OF ITALIAN PLANES IN THEIR DAILY PATROLS. THEY PILOT GLADIATOR PLANES WHICH ARE MORE MANOEUVRABLE THAN ITALIAN FIGHTERS THOUGH NOT SO FAST.

005241

005281

NEAR BARDIA - THE SHELL OF AN ITALIAN PLANE - ONE OF 13 WHICH WERE SHOT DOWN BY THE BRITISH FORCES IN THEIR ADVANCE TO BARDIA. THE PLANES WERE APPARENTLY ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF AND ARE RIDDLED WITH BULLETS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005281

005244

BARDIA - "E" TROOP OF 2/1 BATTALION - CREW OF NO. 2 GUN IN ACTION AGAINST ITALIANS IN THE CAPTURE OF BARDIA.

005244

005274

FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. RUINS OF THE FORT AFTER THE HEAVY BOMBARDMENT BY BRITISH FORCES.

005274

005264

FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. L/C W. BROOKS, PROVOST CORPS 6TH DIVISION DIRECTS TRAFFIC AT JUNCTION OF SOLLUM-BARDIA ROAD. HIS IMPOSING PEDESTAL IS THE VICTOR ARCH ERECTED BY ITALIANS AND IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THEIR FLAMBOYANT DECORATION OF THE OTHERWISE FEATURELESS LANDSCAPE.

005264

005294

NEAR BARDIA - THE ENTRANCE TO THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS HEADQUARTERS DURING THE ACTION AT BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005294

005284

SOLLUM - THE TOWN LOOKING ACROSS THE BAY FROM THE JETTY. THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES WERE CAMPED ON THE PLATEAU BEHIND THE TOWN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005284

004923

NEAR BARDIA. A WOUNDED ITALIAN OFFICER WAITING FOR TREATMENT AT AN AUSTRALIAN FIELD AMBULANCE DEPOT FINDS COMFORT IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS DOG WHICH HAD APPARENTLY FOLLOWED HIM. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004923

005276

NEAR BARDIA - THE BURNT OUT SHELL OF AN ITALIAN AEROPLANE WHICH HAD APPARENTLY BEEN SHOT DOWN AS IT ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF DURING THE BRITISH PUSH TO BARDIA. AMONG THE PLANES WERE THE WRECKS OF ITALIAN CR 43'S AND BREDA'S. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005276

004941

SOLLUM - ONE OF THE BETTER CLASS HOUSES APPARENTLY AN OFFICER'S MESS BEFORE THE NAVY MADE A COMPLETE MESS OF IT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004941

004951

NEAR BARDIA - THE COMMAND POST 1ST BATTERY 2/1 FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT., BEFORE THE BATTLE FOR BARDIA. MAJOR PETERS, O.C., DISCUSSING PLANS WITH GUN CREWS AND OFFICERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004951

004911

NEAR BARDIA - A SMALL PROPORTION OF THE PRISONERS CAPTURED AFTER THE BATTLE FOR BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004911

004921

BARDIA, LIBYA. MEN OF THE 2/2ND BATTALION WHO ESTABLISHED THE FIRST BRITISH H.Q. IN BARDIA AFTER IT HAD FALLEN. PRIVATES INGRAM, T. HARVEY, V. MCFAYDEN, AND A. ARPENTE.

004921

004931

BARDIA. LOOKING DOWN ON THE HARBOUR AND LOWER TOWN OF BARDIA ON THE DAY OF THE OCCUPATION OF THE TOWN BY THE A.I.F. THE TOWN IS ON TOP OF THE CLIFFS IN THE BACKGROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004931

005290

NEAR BARDIA - LT. R. MOONEY (GUN POSITION OFFICER) & LT. E.V. HAYWOOD, COMMANDER OF "E" TROOP 2/1 FIELD REGIMENT DURING THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005290

005303

SOLLUM - UNLOADING CARGO OF BENZINE AT THE JETTY. IN SPITE OF HEAVY SHELLING AT THIS POINT IT WAS ALWAYS A HIVE OF INDUSTRY AND A DIRECT HIT WAS MADE ONLY ON ONE OCCASION. MOST OF THE MEN WORKING HERE ARE CYPRIOTS.

005303

005240

GERAWLA - RAAF NO.2 SQUADRON. THE WATER CART CALLS ROUND AND DEALS OUT THE DAILY RATION. TOM BELL IS THE WATER-MAN AND BRUCE WYLER THE OWNER OF THE DUGOUT IN THE BACKGROUND.

005240

005270

GERAWLA - THREE MORE RAAF "GLADIATOR" PILOTS FROM NO. 3 SQUADRON L TO R: PETER TURNBULL: JOCK PERRIN & ALLAN RAWLINSON (ALL PILOT OFFICERS). (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005270

005260

1940-12-24. NEAR BARDIA - SOME OF THE GUN CREWS OF 28TH MEDIUM REGIMENT. 234 BATTERY, ROYAL ARTILLERY (D TROOP) - A BRITISH UNIT WHICH ASSISTED THE AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY IN THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005260

005280

NEAR BARDIA - THE PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT EXAMINES THE WRECK OF AN ITALIAN PLANE - ONE OF THE 13 FOUND ON AN AERODROME WHICH HAD SUFFERED THE FORCE OF THE BRITISH PUSH TO BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005280

005257

NEAR BARDIA. GUN CREW OF NO. 3 GUN, E TROOP, 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT, RELAX AFTER CHRISTMAS DINNER. LEFT TO RIGHT: GUNNER (GNR) TROUVILLE: GNR MORROW: BOMBARDIER HITCHER: GNR SING: IN FRONT ARE BOMBARDIER ELLIOT AND SGT. FIRTH.

005257

005266

NEAR BARDIA - MORE OF THE MANY THOUSANDS OF ITALIAN PRISONERS CAPTURED DURING THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005266

005291

NEAR BARDIA - GNR. SMILLIE, GUN-LAYER NO. 2 GUN, "E" TROOP, 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT DURING THE ACTION AT BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005291

004946

NEAR BARDIA - L/CORP PETERS (FIELD SECURITY) SEARCHING ITALIAN PRISONERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004946

004956

NEAR BARDIA - THE CHURCH FINDS REFUGE BENEATH A WRECKED ITALIAN PLANE. SALVATION ARMY MAJOR HOSIER & PADRE C.A. READ BOTH QLD, HAVE CAMOUFLAGED THEIR DUGOUT BY DIGGING IT UNDER THIS WRECK - A BITTER AND WELLKNOWN LANDMARK TO OTHER ITALIAN PLANES FLYING OVERHEAD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004956

004906

BARDIA, LIBYA. THE BOYS OF THE 2/2ND BATTALION, NOW IN OCCUPATION OF BARDIA, CELEBRATE THEIR ENTRY INTO THE ITALIAN STRONG HOLD WITH A FEAST OF CAPTURED FOOD, WINE AND CIGARS.

004906

004916

NEAR BARDIA. 2/1 FIELD REGIMENT. AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY MEN IN THEIR CAMOUFLAGED EMPLACEMENT HARASSING ENEMY POSITION AND LINES OF COMMUNICATION BEFORE THE ACTUAL "PUSH". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004916

004926

BARDIA. IN EVERY GULLY LEADING DOWN TO THE PLAIN BEFORE BARDIA WERE HIDDEN COUNTLESS UNITS OF ITALIAN MOTOR TRANSPORT, ABANDONED IN THE HASTY RETREAT FROM THE ADVANCING AUSTRALIANS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004926

004936

NEAR BARDIA - LT. C.N. SWINTON AND PADRE READ TAKE A LOOK ROUND BEFORE POPPING UP AFTER A RAID. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004936

005314

SOLLUM - SOLLUM BAY AND TOWNSHIP. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005314

005304

NEAR SOLLUM - MAJOR HURLEY OF 6TH DIVISION AND CAPTAIN FRANK HURLEY, PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, DISCUSS PHOTOGRAPHIC POSSIBILITIES FOR THE FORTHCOMING BATTLE OF BARDIA, AT HEADQUARTERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005304

005259

NEAR BARDIA - ONE OF THE GUNS AND CREW OF THE 28TH MEDIUM REGIMENT. 234 BATTERY, ROYAL ARTILLERY (D TROOP) - A BRITISH UNIT WHICH ASSISTED THE AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY IN THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005259

005249

NEAR BARDIA - ITALIAN PRISONERS TAKEN DURING THE CAPTURE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005249

005279

NEAR BARDIA, LIBYA. THE BURNT OUT SHELL OF ONE OF THE THIRTEEN WRECKED PLANES SHOT DOWN BY THE BRITISH AS THE ITALIAN PILOTS ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF DURING THE PUSH BY THE BRITISH PAST FORT CAPUZZO.

005279

005269

Squadron Leader Judge, RAF (an Australian serving with the RAF) and Peter Jeffreys of No 3 Squadron, RAAF take off in a Miles Magister trainer aircraft for a reconnaissance over Italian lines.

005269

005282

NEAR BARDIA - THE BURNT OUT SHELL OF AN ITALIAN PLANE FOUND ON AN AERODROME AFTER THE BRITISH PUSH THROUGH TO BARDIA. THEY WERE APPARENTLY TRYING TO TAKEOFF WHEN THE BRITISH ADVANCED AND WERE SHOT DOWN FROM SOME LITTLE HEIGHT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005282

005046

TOBRUK - ITALIAN CARRO ARMATO M13/40 MEDIUM TANKS CAPTURED AT BARDIA BECAME USEFUL ADJUNCTS TO THE AUSTRALIAN CAVALRY (TANK) REGIMENT. TROOPER ARCHER IS PUTTING ON THE NEW TRADE MARK, A KANGAROO SYMBOL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005046

005247

ITALIAN PRISONERS TAKEN DURING THE CAPTURE OF BARDIA.

005247

004952

NEAR BARDIA - 2/2ND BATTALION WERE CAMPED IN A POSITION BETWEEN BARDIA AND SOLLUM BEFORE THE ATTACK. AIR RAIDS AND ARTILLERY BARRAGES SO PREVALENT AND THERE BEING NO COVER, THEY HAD TO DIG IN. THEIR HOLES WERE COVERED WITH PARTS OF WRECKED ITALIAN AIRCRAFT. PRIVATE BILL THOMPSON OF LEICHHARDT.

004952

004942

NEAR BARDIA - AN ITALIAN GUN USED IN THE DEFENCE OF BARDIA. CAPTAIN HOWARD (HISTORICAL RECORDS) INSPECTS THE WEAPON WITH R. MASLYN WILLIAMS. THE ITALIANS HAD A CURIOUS ASSORTMENT OF ANCIENT & MODERN WEAPONS - THIS BEING AN OLD GERMAN GUN MADE IN 1916. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004942

004912

FORT CAPUZZO, ITALY. THE WATERING POINT IN THE DESERT. ONE OF THE MOST VITAL POSITIONS IN THE SET UP OF THE DESERT WARFARE.

004912

004922

BARDIA. MAIN STREET BARDIA AFTER THE ITALIANS HAD FLED BEFORE THE ADVANCING A.I.F. THE TOWN WAS COMPLETELY DESERTED BY THE TIME THAT THE FIRST UNIT OF THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES ENTERED IT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004922

004932

NEAR BARDIA. THE SANDS OF THE DESERT ARE EXTREMELY COLD, EVEN AT XMAS TIME, HENCE THE "PARIS MODEL" SPORTED BY GUNNER TROUVILLE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004932

004947

GERAWLA - WESTERN DESERT: LOADING AMMUNITION INTO THE WING OF A PLANE ARE L/A S.R. SAWARD: CPL. BREALEY AND AIRCRAFTMAN F.K. TAPLIN. THE RAAF ARE PLAYING A STRENUOUS PART IN PRESENT ACTION AND NO. 3 SQUADRON IS THE MOST ADVANCED, BEING RIGHT IN THE FORE-FRONT OF THE BATTLE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004947

005293

NEAR BARDIA - THE HEADQUARTERS OF AN AUSTRALIAN UNIT ENGAGED IN THE ACTION AT BARDIA, STATIONED IN A DUGOUT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005293

004907

THE LOWER TOWN OF BARDIA FROM THE ROAD LEADING TO THE TOWN PROPER ON TOP OF THE CLIFF. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004907

004927

SOLLUM. UNLOADING STORES AT THE JETTY IN SOLLUM BAY IN PREPARATION FOR THE PUSH AGAINST BARDIA. THE LIGHTERS USED IN THIS OPERATION WERE CAPTURED FROM THE ITALIANS AND WERE RE-CONDITIONED BY A.I.F. ENGINEERS WHO ARE ALSO MANNING THE BOATS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004927

004937

SOLLUM - SIXTY POUNDERS COMING UP HALFAYA PASS (HELLFIRE PASS), ON THEIR WAY TO THE PLATEAU FROM WHICH THEY EVENTUALLY SHELLED THE ITALIANS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004937

005300

SOLLUM - AN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN AND CREW OF 37 LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (BRITISH) GUARDING THE PASS THROUGH WHICH ALL BRITISH TRANSPORT MUST PASS TO ADVANCED POSITIONS BEFORE BARDIA.

005300

005273

FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. THE RUINS OF THE FORT AFTER THE HEAVY BOMBARDMENT BY BRITISH FORCES.

005273

005315

NEAR SOLLUM - CAPT. G. TRUFF CAMP COMMANDANT AT 6TH DIVISION H.Q. WITH HIS STAFF, SGT. MJR LAWRIE: PTE TORRENS: SGT. WAINWRIGHT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005315

005305

BARDIA - THE ASHES OF WAR..AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF WAR. A HEAP OF ITALIAN FIRE-ARMS BEING BURNED AFTER THE BATTLE OF BARDIA AND A ROW OF ITALIAN HOSPITALS TENTS NOW IN USE FOR THE TREATMENT OF WOUNDED - MOSTLY ITALIAN PRISONERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005305

005254

NEAR BARDIA - A GUN CREW OF B SUBSECTION 2/1 FIELD REGIMENT. L TO R: SGT. D.A. JACK: L/BOMB. LOPEZ: GNR. W.A. MOSS: BOMB. WOOD: GNR T.H. O'NEILL AND (STANDING) GNR ROACH. HAVING THEIR XMAS DINNER COMPLETE WITH XMAS CAKE.

005254

005277

NEAR BARDIA, LIBYA. A WRECKED ITALIAN PLANE WHICH HAD BEEN CAUGHT ON THE GROUND BY THE BRITISH AFTER THEIR RAPID PUSH PAST CAPUZZO. THESE PLANES WERE APPARENTLY ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OFF.

005277

005258

NEAR BARDIA - ONE OF THE GUNS AND CREW OF THE 28TH MEDIUM REGIMENT. 234 BATTERY, ROYAL ARTILLERY (D TROOP) - A BRITISH UNIT WHICH ASSISTED THE AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY IN THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005258

005278

NEAR BARDIA, LIBYA. ANOTHER OF THE THIRTEEN WRECKED ITALIAN PLANES FOUND ON THE AERODROME BY THE BRITISH DURING THEIR PUSH PAST FORT CAPUZZO.

005278

005268

Informal group portrait of three pilots of No. 3 Squadron RAAF engaged in operations over the Western Desert. Identified from left to right: 270526 Engineering Officer Lex D'arcy Winten of Brisbane, Queensland; O34059 Flight Lieutenant Gordon Henry Steege of North Sydney, NSW (later Air Commodore);...

005268

005298

NEAR BARDIA - GUNNER H.G. WHYTE PLAYS HIS MOUTHORGAN DURING A LULL IN THE DAILY BARRAGE WHILE GNRS THURSTON (FACING) AND WALLY MCCOLL LISTEN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005298

005288

NEAR BARDIA - GUN POSITION SIGNALLER JOHN LAYMAN (?) DURING THE ACTION AT BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005288

005261

NEAR BARDIA - MANY OF THE THOUSANDS OF ITALIAN PRISONERS CAPTURED DURING THE BATTLE OF BARDIA. WITHIN AN HOUR OF THE INFANTRY ADVANCE THERE WERE AT LEAST 5000 PRISONERS CONGREGATED WITHIN HALF A MILE OF THE BATTLE. THERE WERE NO LIBYANS AMONG THEM. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005261

004930

BARDIA, LIBYA. HUSH-A-BYE BENITO. PRIVATE O.W. WOOD (2/2ND BATTALION), WITH A GOAT LEFT BEHIND BY THE ITALIANS AND ADOPTED BY THE A.I.F.

004930

004943

NEAR BARDIA. THE TRAP DOOR SPIDERS, PRIVATE J. C. LOBBAN AND O'SULLIVAN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004943

004933

NEAR BARDIA. PRIVATE O'SULLIVAN (STANDING) AND SERGEANT DARK OF THE 2/2ND BATTALION WITH THE FIAT CAR THAT THEY BORROWED FROM THE ITALIAN LINES ONE DARK NIGHT NOT LONG AGO.

004933

005263

FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. COURTYARD IN FRONT OF ITALIAN FORT RECENTLY TAKEN BY BRITISH TROOPS. THE IMPERIAL ROMAN EAGLE IN FRONT OF THE MAIN GATEWAY SHOWS THE SCARS OF BATTLE.

005263

005297

NX231 Major Frederick Oliver Chilton, Officer Commanding, 2/2nd Battalion, has a quick shave between busy moments during the action at Bardia.

005297

005287

SOLLUM - THE RUINS OF THE TOWN HALL AFTER THE BOMBARDMENT OF THE TOWN BY THE NAVY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005287

005301

SOLLUM - A UNIT OF THE 37 LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (BRITISH) AT THE TOP OF HALFAYA PASS, GUARDING THE ROUTE TO THE BRITISH POSITIONS AGAINST THE ITALIAN AIRFORCE. THE GUN IS A 40 MM BOFORS LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT.

005301

005267

1940-12-09. GERAWLA - 3 OF THE PILOTS OF NO. 3 SQUADRON RAAF WHO ARE DOING MARVELLOUS WORK IN THE DESERT CAMPAIGN AGAINST ITALIANS. L TO R F/O ARTHUR: F/LT. BLAKE FELLY F/O ALLAN BOYD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005267

004953

NEAR BARDIA. 2/2ND BATTALION WERE CAMPED BETWEEN SOLLUM AND BARDIA. AIR RAIDS AND ARTILLERY BARRAGES WERE SO PREVALENT THAT THEY HAD TO DIG IN. THEIR HOLES WERE COVERED WITH PARTS OF WRECKED ITALIAN PLANES. DRIVER BUTCHER WITH HIS ISSUE OF COMFORTS FUNDS RECEIVED ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

004953

005271

FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. AN ITALIAN STRONGHOLD BETWEEN SOLLUM AND BARDIA WHICH FELL TO THE BRITISH FORCES. THE NAVY ASSISTED IN THE BOMBARDMENT OF THE FORT AND IT WAS REDUCED TO RUINS. IT WAS FORMERLY A STRONGPOST FOR GUARDING OF A WATER POINT FOR ITALIANS.

005271

005253

NEAR BARDIA - SOME OF THE THOUSANDS OF ITALIAN PRISONERS CAPTURED DURING THE BARDIA ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005253

005243

LOOKING DOWN FROM THE HILL-SIDE ONTO THE HOSPITAL AREA JUST OUTSIDE BARDIA. THE ITALIANS HAD FIVE COMPLETE HOSPITAL UNITS IN THIS AREA, INDICATING THE EXPECTATION OF HEAVY CASUALTIES.

005243

004938

NEAR BARDIA - THE COMFORTS FUND PROVED THEIR WORTH BY GETTING CHRISTMAS HAMPERS TO THE BOYS IN THE FRONT LINE ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND PARCELS CERTAINLY PROVIDED WELCOME CHANGE OF DIET FOR THEM BESIDES GIVING A PLEASANT SURPRISE. THESE MEN ARE OF 15TH PLATOON "C" COY, 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION.

004938

004940

NEAR BARDIA - THE COMFORTS FUND PROVED THEIR WORTH BY GETTING CHRISTMAS HAMPERS TO BOYS IN THE FRONT LINE ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND PARCELS CERTAINLY PROVIDED WELCOME CHANGE OF DIET BESIDES GIVING A PLEASANT SURPRISE. 2/2ND INFANTRY BATTALION, 15TH PLATOON, "C" COY.

004940

005283

SOLLUM - A CORNER OF THE MAIN STREET OF THE TOWN (THE ONLY STREET), NOW A MASS OF RUINS AFTER THE HEAVY BOMBARDMENT BY BRITISH FORCES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005283

005256

NEAR BARDIA - A GUN CREW OF B SUBSECTION 2/1 FIELD REGIMENT. L TO R: SGT. D.A. JACK: L/BOMB. LOPEZ: GNR. W.A. MOSS: BOMB. WOOD: GNR. T.H. O'NEILL AND (STANDING) GNR. ROACH, DRINKING A TOAST DURING THEIR CHRISTMAS DINNER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005256

005246

NEAR BARDIA - A GROUP OF ITALIAN PRISONERS WAITING FOR TREATMENT AT A CASUALTY CLEARING STATION - A SECTION OF 2/1 AUST. FIELD AMB. UNDER DIRECTION OF CAPT. MATTHEWS, MEN HAVE IMPROVISED ALMOST A TRAVELLING HOSPITAL AND ARE CARRYING ON THEIR WORK RIGHT IN ADVANCED POSITION.

005246

004910

NEAR SOLLUM - AT THE CORNER OF ADVANCE HEADQUARTERS. IN THE AREA BETWEEN SOLLUM AND BARDIA WERE DISCOVERED SEVERAL CISTERNS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004910

004920

NEAR BARDIA. THE CAMP KITCHEN AT 6TH DIVISION H.Q. WITHIN FIVE MILES OF THE ENEMY LINES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004920

005296

GERAWLA - LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN D. CROWE FILLING THE FUSELAGE BIN OF A GLADIATOR WITH AMMUNITION PRIOR TO TAKING OFF AS A BOMBER ESCORT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005296

004958

NEAR BARDIA - A CORNER OF THE ARTILLERY POST (UNDERGROUND) 2/1 FIELD ART. REGIMENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004958

004908

NEAR BARDIA. ON AN AERODROME BETWEEN CAPUZZO AND BARDIA ARE THE WRECKS OF 13 ITALIAN WAR PLANES CAUGHT ON THE GROUND BY BRITISH FORCES.

004908

004918

NEAR BARDIA. 6TH DIVISION H.Q. MAIN ENTRANCE. COMING DOWN THE STEPS PADRE BOLAND, AT DESK MAJOR NADEBAUM, SIGNALS OFFICER, AND BEHIND AT SWITCHBOARD SIG. SGT. DILWORTH. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

004918

004928

NEAR BARDIA. ON AN AERODROME BETWEEN CAPUZZO AND BARDIA ARE WRECKS OF THIRTEEN ITALIAN WAR-PLANES CAUGHT ON THE GROUND BY THE BRITISH AFTER THEY HAD PUSHED RAPIDLY PAST CAPUZZO.

004928

005646

BEFORE TOBRUK - OFFICIAL GROUP OF SENIOR OFFICERS OF 6TH AUST. DIVISION AT CONFERENCE BEFORE THE BATTLE.

005646

005439

SOLLUM - "FIG TREE WELL" NEAR THE SEA FRONT AT SOLLUM BAY. ITALIANS ERECTED THIS WATER DRAWING DEVICE WHICH IS NOW BEING USED TO ADVANTAGE BY BRITISH TROOPS OCCUPYING THE AREA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005439

005626

TOBRUK - GEN. MACKAY TALKS OVER THE IMPENDING ACTION AGAINST TOBRUK WITH BRIG. ALLEN OF THE 16TH BDE.

005626

005399

TOBRUK - AUSTRALIAN TROOPS ADVANCE UPON AN ITALIAN GUN POSITION ALONG THE INNER CIRCLE OF THE TOBRUK DEFENCES. IN THE BACKGROUND CAN BE SEEN THE BURNING MASS OF THE ITALIAN CRUISER SAN GORGIO. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005399

005411

TOBRUK - PAMBO MORRISON, ALLEN ANDERSON AND DAMIEN PARER OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT TAKE A LOOK AT A BOMB CRATER LEFT BY THE R.A.F. IN TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005411

005401

TOBRUK - THE RADIO STATION AT TOBRUK WAS PUT OUT OF COMMISSION BY THE BRITISH AIR FORCE AND THE RESULTS OF ONE RECENT RAID ARE OBVIOUS IN THE LEANING TRANSMISSION TOWER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005401

005398

TOBRUK - AUSTRALIANS IN TOBRUK AFTER THEIR SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE ITALIANS, FLAUNT THE CIVIC FLAG. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005398

005597

TOBRUK - SMOKE FROM THE BLAZING OIL TANKS MADE A THICK PALL THAT COVERED THE TOWN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005597

005396

THIS ITALIAN OFFICER RECOGNISED THE MEDALS OF THE LAST WAR WORN BY THE AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMAN AND EXPRESSED HIS REGRET THAT ALTHOUGH HE TOO WAS ENTITLED TO WEAR THEM, MUSSOLINI HAD FORBIDDEN SUCH GESTURES OF PAST FRIENDSHIP FOR BRITAIN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005396

005641

TOBRUK - FOUR NAVAL RATINGS FROM THE ITALIAN SHIP SAN GIORGIO, CAPTURED DURING THE ACTION.

005641

005611

TOBRUK - THE NEW STAFF TAKES OVER THE PORT COMMANDER'S OFFICE AFTER FALL OF BARDIA. L TO R: PTES. J. PELTON: D. FERGUSON: SIG. G. FOX: PTE. G. MORRIS AND L. HURLESTONE. ALL OF D COMPANY, 2/2ND BATTALION.

005611

005601

TOBRUK - THE DEFENCE POSITION ON THE ROAD APPROACHING TOBRUK. NOTE WIRE, CONCRETE PILLBOX & THE ANTI TANK GUN THAT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE Y.M.C.A. CAR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005601

005631

TOBRUK - A GROUP OF THE REGIA MARINA, (ITALIAN NAVY) DOCKED FOR THE DURATION.

005631

005415

TOBRUK. A DESPATCH RIDER ON HIS MOTOR CYCLE LOOKING AT SMALL FISHING AND TRADING SHIPS EITHER SCUPPERED OR BOMBED IN TOBRUK HARBOUR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005415

005405

TOBRUK - MOST OF THE ITALIANS CARRY POCKETSFUL OF GRENADES AND IT IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO SEARCH PRISONERS FOR THESE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE TREACHERY BUT THEY FORGET THEY ARE CARRYING THEM ABOUT AND SOMETIMES THIS FORGETFULNESS IS DANGEROUS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005405

005440

SYDNEY - CANADA 6, RAAF EMBARKATION: THESE AIR TRAINEES ARE ON THEIR WAY TO EMBARK FOR CANADA WHERE THEY WILL COMPLETE THEIR TRAINING UNDER EMPIRE AIR SCHEME. RAAF EMBARKATION.

005440

005410

TOBRUK - SMOKE POURING FROM THE BURNING OIL TANKS SHROUDS TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005410

005400

TOBRUK - MEN OF THE 4TH BATTALION MOVE ON TOWARDS THE TOWN AFTER HAVING PENETRATED THE OUTER DEFENCES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005400

005392

Members of the 2/11th Infantry Battalion, having penetrated the outer defences of Tobruk, assemble again on the escarpment on the south side of the harbour after attacking ack ack gun positions. The men were all from C Company, mostly from 14 platoon. Left to right: Front row: Sergeant (Sgt) B...

005392

005397

TOBRUK - ITALIAN AIRCRAFT FLEW OVER THE ITALIAN CAMPS & DROPPED LEAFLETS EXHORTING THE BESIEGED TROOPS TO HANG ON FOR THE ASSISTANCE THAT WAS SURELY COMING. HERE AN ITALIAN OFFICER TRANSLATES THE LEAFLET FOR ALLEN ANDERSON OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005397

005645

BEFORE TOBRUK - OFFICIAL GROUP OF SENIOR OFFICERS OF 6TH AUST. DIVISION AT CONFERENCE BEFORE THE BATTLE.

005645

005615

TOBRUK - THIS TWENTY TON CRANE LEFT INTACT IN THE TOBRUK HARBOUR WILL BE A VALUABLE ASSET TO THE BRITISH WHO WILL NOW BE USING THE HARBOUR AS A TRANSPORT TERMINUS FOR THEIR FURTHER ADVANCE INTO LIBYA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005615

005605

TOBRUK - THE FIRST CROWD OF PRISONERS TAKEN AS THE A.I.F. CAPTURED THE OUTER DEFENCES OF THE TOBRUK AREA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005605

005635

Derna, Libya. AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS REMOVING LAND-MINES, THAT WERE BEFORE THE OUTER DEFENCES OF DERNA, JUST PRIOR TO THE ADVANCE OF THE INFANTRY.

005635

005640

TOBRUK - PRISONERS ON THEIR WAY TO CONCENTRATION CAMP AFTER THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK.

005640

005610

TOBRUK - `A' TROOP OF BRITISH SIX INCH 26 CWT BL HOWITZERS IN ACTION AT TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005610

005600

NEAR TOBRUK - WHAT REMAINED OF A Y.M.C.A. CAR WHEN IT MET FIRE FROM AN ITALIAN ANTI-TANK GUN DEFENDING THE APPROACH TO TOBRUK. THE NEW GRAVE NEARBY INDICATES THAT THE DRIVER WAS KILLED AND BURIED BY ITALIANS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005600

005630

Derna, Libya. A LONG SHOT OF THE TOWN OF DERNA ONE OF THE PRETTIEST SPOTS IN AFRICA.

005630

005414

WHEN THE AUSTRALIANS HAULED DOWN THE ITALIAN FLAG FROM THE MAST OUTSIDE NAVY HOUSE, THEY HADN'T ANY OTHER TO REPLACE IT - SO UP WENT THE UNMISTAKABLE TRADEMARK - THE DIGGER HAT - BELONGING TO NX14254 CORPORAL ELDRICK GRANT WHO IS SEEN UP THE FLAG-MAST. HE WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THE FLAG...

005414

005404

TOBRUK - AUSTRALIANS TEAR DOWN THE ITALIAN FLAG AFTER THEY HAVE PENETRATED THE ITALIAN DEFENCES AND ENTERED THE TOWN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005404

005598

TOBRUK - THE "SERENTATIS" ANOTHER ITALIAN SHIP SCUPPERED, A TRICK THAT THE ITALIANS SEEM TO HAVE LEARNT FROM THEIR AXIS FRIENDS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005598

005609

TOBRUK - MEN OF THE 4TH BATTALION A.I.F. DISPLAY THE MUNICIPAL FLAG OF TOBRUK IN FRONT OF THE TOWN HALL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005609

005639

DERNA, LIBYA. SIGS. J. BAILEY AND (CPL) L. GRACIE OF W.A. NOW OF 2/2ND BATTALION. TWO OF THE BOYS WHO WENT IN WITH THE INFANTRY AND LAID THE TELEPHONE LINES THAT KEPT ADVANCING TROOPS IN TOUCH WITH H.Q.

005639

005629

Derna, Libya. C Company 2/11 Battalion resting in a house at Derna after the action that culminated in the occupation of the town.

005629

005644

Derna, Libya. LT. A. F. MCROBBIE OF C COMPANY, 2/11 BATTALION, FROM WA, DOES SOME COOKING AFTER THE TROOPS HAD OCCUPIED DERNA.

005644

005604

TOBRUK - ITALIAN PRISONERS LEAVING THE TOWN ON FOOT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005604

005634

TOBRUK - AN ITALIAN SAILOR SEEMS TO LIKE BEING IN BRITISH HANDS BUT FINDS WALKING A BIT OF A TRIAL.

005634

005643

TOBRUK - GEN. O'CONNOR, IN CHARGE OF OPERATIONS IN WESTERN DESERT, GEN SIR A. WAVELL G.O.C. MIDDLE EAST AND OUR OWN MAJOR GEN. MACKAY DISCUSS THE NEXT MOVE AFTER THE FALL OF TOBRUK.

005643

005613

TOBRUK - AN ITALIAN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN THAT WAS DISPATCHED BY A DIRECT HIT FROM OUR ARTILLERY.

005613

005603

TOBRUK - UNITS OF AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY REST ON THE HEIGHTS OVERLOOKING TOBRUK AFTER HAVING ADVANCED THROUGH THE OUTER DEFENCES OF THE AREA. BLACK CLOUDS OF SMOKE RISE INTO THE AIR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005603

005633

AFTER TOBRUK - GEN. SIR ARCHIBALD WAVELL CONGRATULATES THE AUSTRALIAN 6TH DIVISION COMMANDER GEN. MACKAY AFTER THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK.

005633

005408

TOBRUK - A BENZINE DUMP TAKEN OVER FROM THE ITALIANS AFTER THE OCCUPATION OF THE TOWN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005408

005438

FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. WATER IS PUMPED FROM UNDERGROUND TANKS AND CISTERNS INTO WATER-CARRYING TRUCKS THEN CONVEYED TO TROOPS IN FORWARD POSITIONS. WELLS WERE SALTED BY RETREATING ITALIANS (AND/OR BRITISH) AND ALTHOUGH THE WATER IS NOT POISONOUS, IT IS UNPLEASANT TO DRINK.

005438

005413

TOBRUK - VIEW FROM THE VERANDAH OF A HOUSE IN TOBRUK SHOWING THE CHURCH - THE ONLY UNDAMAGED BUILDING IN THE TOWN AFTER THE BRITISH ATTACK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005413

005403

TOBRUK - AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY DESCENDING UPON TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005403

005394

TOBRUK - AUSTRALIAN ANTI-TANK UNITS ENTERING TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005394

005608

TOBRUK - THE BLOCKADE ACROSS THE ROAD TO TOBRUK. FURTHER BACK ALONG THE BRITISH SIDE THERE WAS A SHARP TURN WHICH OBSCURED THIS POSITION & SEVERAL CARS RAN INTO THE FIRE BEFORE THEY WERE AWARE OF ITS EXISTENCE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005608

005638

DERNA, LIBYA. INFORMAL PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN HONNER, COMMANDER OF C COMPANY, 2/11TH BATTALION (ALL WESTERN AUSTRALIANS), WHICH ADVANCED UPON THE AERODROME AT DERNA AND CAPTURED IT IN SPITE OF A HEAVY DEFENCE AND THE ABSENCE OF COVER.

005638

005628

Near Tobruk - an advance Australian dressing station in a cave. Men of the 2/2 Field Ambulance in charge.

005628

005594

TOBRUK - A PORTION OF THE CONGREGATION OF 22,000 ITALIANS TAKEN PRISONER AT TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005594

005637

ROAD TO DERNA - A BRIDGE ON THE DERNA ROAD, BLOWN UP TO IMPEDE THE BRITISH ADVANCE.

005637

005627

Derna, Libya.A GROUP OF AUSTRALIAN CAVALRYMEN GO FOR A RIDE ON ONE OF THE CAPTURED ITALIAN CARRO ARMATO M13/40 MEDIUM TANKS AFTER THE BATTLE.

005627

005591

Tobruk Harbour, Libya. The Italian Merchant vessel Marco scuppered before the Italians surrounded the town.

005591

005417

BEAUFORT SQUADRON - WITH UNDERCARRIAGES AND WING FLAPS DOWN, BEAUFORTS COME IN TO LAND.

005417

005407

TOBRUK - ITALIANS LEAVING THE TOWN TO SURRENDER TO THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES ATTACKING TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005407

005437

SOLLUM - ITALIAN "CHAIN PUMP" ERECTED OVER ANCIENT WELL NOW BEING USED BY BRITISH TROOPS CAMPED IN LOCALITY. IT IS SALTED AND UNPLEASANT TO TASTE BUT MAKES A USEFUL SUPPLEMENT TO THE RATION OF FRESH WATER AND CAN AT LEAST BE USED FOR WASHING PURPOSES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005437

005412

TOBRUK - MEN OF 2/2 ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS WITH AN ITALIAN CARRO ARMATO M13/40 MEDIUM TANK WHICH THEY RECOVERED AND PUT INTO ACTION AGAINST THE ENEMY. FACING CAMERA: WARRANT OFFICER HARMAN: STAFF SERGEANT BURPIE: CORPORAL LYMAS: LANCE CORPORAL KENYON: PRIVATE SEGER: PTE LIEBERT: PTE RYAN: PTE BATSTON...

005412

005402

TOBRUK - AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY OCCUPYING TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005402

005636

Derna, Libya. TWO LADS OF THE ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS GO TO WORK ON A CAPTURED ITALIAN DIESEL LORRY. DRIVER D. WHITE (VIC) AND DR. W. MULDER. 4TH RECOVERY SECTION 2/2 AUSTRALIAN FIELD WORKSHOPS.

005636

005395

TOBRUK-SMOKE AND FLAMES POUR FROM THE BURNING OIL TANKS, SET AFIRE BY BRITISH BOMBARDMENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005395

005595

TOBRUK - MORE ITALIAN PRISONERS TAKEN AFTER THE ADVANCE INTO TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005595

005606

TOBRUK - AN ITALIAN SEARCHLIGHT, DESTROYED BY THE DEFENDERS TO PREVENT ITS USE BY THE BRITISH. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005606

005406

NEAR TOBRUK - A CROSS SECTION OF MUSSOLINI'S MIGHTY ARMY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005406

005391

TOBRUK - AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS CLEARING THE BLOCKADE FROM THE ROAD LEADING INTO TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005391

005599

TOBRUK - AN ITALIAN NAVAL GUN COMPLETE WITH GUNNER, SUFFERED ANOTHER DIRECT HIT FROM OUR ARTILLERY WHO ARE HAVING PLENTY OF PRACTICE.

005599

005592

TOBRUK - ITALIAN PRISONERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005592

005642

Derna, Libya. Informal portrait of Cecil Perry, well known to Australian theatre goers and radio fans, played in Rangle River & several Cinesound films, who is now a gunner with 2/1 Field Regiment.

005642

005612

An Italian anti-aircraft gun in Tobruk that was dispatched by a direct hit from Australian artillerymen. Identified: left to right: Corporal (Cpl) Noel Doyle wounded in Greece; Pte Don (or his brother George) McDermid, [Pte George McDermid was killed on Crete on 27 May 1941]; Pte Thomas McCosh;...

005612

005602

TOBRUK - 20,000 PRISONERS TAKEN AT TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005602

005632

Derna, Libya. BRITISH BATTERY OF 4/5'S IN ACTION AT DERNA.

005632

005607

TOBRUK - THESE AUSTRALIANS ARE TAKEN BESIDE A WALL WHICH SHOWS DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE INTENSE BARRAGE FROM BRITISH FORCES PENETRATING THE ITALIAN DEFENCES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005607

005596

TOBRUK - ITALIAN MERCHANT SHIPS CAUGHT IN TOBRUK HARBOUR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005596

005593

TOBRUK - SMOKE FROM THE BURNING OIL TANKS FIRED BY BRITISH BOMBERS DURING THE ATTACK ON TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

005593

007576

MEMBERS OF A BRITISH ARMY WORKSHOP UNIT WITH A GERMAN TANK CAPTURED DURING THE ABORTIVE GERMAN PUSH AGAINST TOBRUK. THE AMMUNITION BEING HELD BY THE MEN IS THAT USED IN THE TANKS' GUNS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007576

007536

DIGGING OUT A 1000 POUND BOMB WHICH FAILED TO EXPLODE, FROM THE MAIN SQUARE IN TOBRUK. THE BOMB BORED FIFTEEN FEET INTO THE GROUND BEFORE STRIKING SOLID ROCK WHICH TURNED IT AT RIGHT ANGLES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007536

007506

TOBRUK. SUPPLIES FROM THE AUST. COM. FUND ARE DELIVERED AT TOBRUK. CENTRE IS SERGEANT LINDRES. IN SPITE OF THE DIFFICULTIES OF TRANSPORT AND SUPPLY IN THIS AREA, THE COMFORTS FUND STORES ARRIVE REGULARLY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007506

007468

TOBRUK. COL. F.A. BURROWS (2/13TH) EXAMINING A TANK CAPTURED BY HIS UNIT. THIS TANK, A GERMAN, WAS PUT OUT OF ACTION BY RIFLE FIRE AS IT APPROACHED THE OUTER DEFENCES OF TOBRUK ON A RECONNAISSANCE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007468

007586

TOBRUK. PTE BOTTOM AND PTE KOSCHEL, BLACKSMITHS OF NO 1 RECOVERY SECTION, 2/1ST ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS HAVING POLISHED OFF A BOTTLE OF REAL AUSTRALIAN BEER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007586

007513

TOBRUK. BRITISH TROOPS WALK THROUGH TOBRUK AFTER A NAZI BOMBING RAID. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007513

007503

TOBRUK. L/C (NICK) WOODWARD OF SYDNEY PAINTS THE ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS IDENTIFICATION SIGN ON A VEHICLE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007503

007561

THE WADI AUDA, WEST OF THE TOWN OF TOBRUK, SITE OF THE 2/4TH FIELD COY., AND THE 2/4TH FIELD PARK COY. WATER IN THIS WADI IS PUMPED BY THE ENGINEERS TO THE VARIOUS UNIT WATER POINTS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007561

007583

ITALIAN PRISONERS CAPTURED BY PATROLS OF AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY AROUND TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007583

007572

PRISONERS AT TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007572

007479

TOBRUK. THE EFFECT OF A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL ON A GERMAN PANZERKAMPFWAGEN II LIGHT TANK AT TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007479

007469

TOBRUK. MAIL FROM THE BASE POST OFFICE IN EGYPT IS BEING SENT BY SEA TO TOBRUK AND DELIVERED TO THE TROOPS OCCUPYING THE TOWN. HERE THE POSTAL UNIT OF THE 9TH DIVISION ARE TAKING THE MAILS BAGS INTO THE BUILDING IN MAIN STREET TOBRUK THAT NOW SERVES AS THE POST OFFICE PREPARATORY TO SORTING AND...

007469

007499

BARBED WIRE DEFENCES ACROSS THE EL ADEM ROAD APPROACHING TOBRUK. THE SENTRY ON GUARD IS NX24343 PRIVATE EARL, OF WAVERLEY, SERVING WITH THE 2/13TH BATTALION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007499

007471

TOBRUK. GERMAN PRISONERS OF THE "PENZER" REGIMENT CAPTURED BY AUSTRALIANS AT TOBRUK SHARE AN IGNOMINIOUS CAGE WITH THEIR ITALIAN DUPES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007471

007481

Members of C Company, 2/13th Battalion, going out through the wire on the outer defences of the Tobruk area, on a day time patrol. Left to right: NX16918 Private (Pte) Jack Rafferty; NX17704 Pte Genner MM; NX18421 Pte Gordon Grainger.

007481

007577

MEMBERS OF A BRITISH ARMY WORKSHOP UNIT WITH A GERMAN PANZERKAMPFWAGEN IV AUSF D MEDIUM TANK CAPTURED DURING THE ABORTIVE GERMAN PUSH AGAINST TOBRUK. THE AMMUNITION BEING HELD BY THE MEN IS THAT USED IN THE TANKS' GUNS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007577

007567

TOBRUK. ITALIAN PRISONERS AT TOBRUK FILLING THEIR WATER BOTTLES AT THE TANK KEPT FOR THEM IN THE PRISON COMPOUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007567

007537

DIGGING OUT A 1000 POUND BOMB WHICH FAILED TO EXPLODE, FROM THE MAIN SQUARE IN TOBRUK. THE BOMB BORED FIFTEEN FEET INTO THE GROUND BEFORE STRIKING SOLID ROCK WHICH TURNED IT AT RIGHT ANGLES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007537

007527

TOBRUK. A PATENT STILL FOR PURIFYING WATER, INVENTED BY LT. J. BLAIR-YUILL, 345 COY ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS (CENTRE OF PICTURE). MANY STILLS, SIMILAR TO THIS ONE, HAVE BEEN IMPROVISED BY THE UNITS IN TOBRUK AND THE SEA FRONT HAS MANY SUCH EQUIPMENTS FOR THE DISTILLING OF SEA-WATER BY VARIOUS...

007527

007507

STORES AND AMMUNITIONS ARE UNLOADED ON TO LIGHTERS IN TOBRUK HARBOUR. INTENSIVE ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE AND VIGILANT WATCH FOR ENEMY AIRCRAFT WHICH ATTEMPT TO DISORGANISE OPERATIONS, ENABLE THE WORK TO BE CARRIED ON WITH FEW SERIOUS INTERRUPTIONS.

007507

007587

TOBRUK. A CASUALTY BEING TAKEN INTO THE 2/8TH CASUALTY CLEARING STATION ONCE THE HEADQUARTERS OF AN ITALIAN ARTILLERY UNIT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007587

007475

TOBRUK. GERMAN PRISONERS CAPTURED BY THE AUSTRALIANS IN TOBRUK DURING ONE OF THE ENEMY ATTACKS ON OUR POSITIONS IN THE TOBRUK AREA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007475

007495

TOBRUK. "SENTINAL". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007495

007485

Colonel F. A. Burrows and Major Turner NX12213, examining a "Molotov cocktail" the name given to the home made bombs used against tanks. These bombs are just bottles filled with a mixture of pitch and benzine. A piece of hessian is used for a wick and when it is lit the bottle is thrown against...

007485

007480

Group portrait of men from D Company, 2/13th Battalion who have fought a rearguard action since the beginning of the withdrawal to Tobruk and are now guarding the outer defences of that town. In position a couple of hundred yards from the wire, are, from the left: NX18466 Private (Pte) Brian...

007480

007467

A GROUP OF SALVATION ARMY AND AIF PERSONNEL OUTSIDE THE SALVATION ARMY HUT; FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, STANDING AT THE BACK ARE ADJUTANT JOCK GEDDES (SALVATION ARMY), BRIGADIER A.W. MCILVEEN (SALVATION ARMY) AND VX8992 SERGEANT LINDREA (AIF) OF ST KILDA, VICTORIA; SITTING ARE MAJOR MAWSON (SALVATION ARMY)...

007467

007571

PRISONERS AT TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007571

007484

THE MADONNA OF TOBRUK, OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, IN SPITE OF ALL THE DAMAGE DONE IN TOBRUK BY REPEATED BOMBINGS THE MADONNA HAS NOT BEEN MARKED AND THE CHURCH HAS SUFFERED ONLY FROM FLYING FRAGMENTS. ALLEN ANDERSON AND THE UNIT DRIVER DYER OF THE ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS., IN FOREGROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F....

007484

007568

TOBRUK. INDIAN TROOPS ADJUSTING CAMOUFLAGED NETS OVER AN HRA 25 POUNDER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007568

007538

THE ARMY LIVES NOT ALONE ON 'HARD TACK' AND BULLY: HERE THE TOBRUK BAKERS ARE REMOVING THE DAILY BREAD FROM "ALDERSHOT" OVENS IN THE FIELD. THESE ARE PRIMITIVE BUT EFFICIENT OVENS BUILT OF BRICK AND SEALED WITH MUD. THE OVENS ARE PREVIOUSLY HEATED BY WOOD FIRES AND THEN THE DOUGH IS PLACED ON THE...

007538

007508

TOBRUK. THESE "ALDERSHOT" OVENS, THOUGH OF VERY SIMPLE DESIGN, SERVE TO KEEP THE TROOPS AT TOBRUK SUPPLIED WITH BREAD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007508

007588

BRITISH 25 POUNDER GUN IN THE DESERT. AN INDIAN LABOUR CORPS ATTACHED TO A BRITISH ARTILLERY UNIT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007588

007563

TOBRUK. MEMBERS OF THE NO 1 RECOVERY SECTION OF THE 2/1 AUST. FIELD WORKSHOPS TOWING ITALIAN CARRO VELOCE CV33 TANKETTES TO THEIR WORKSHOPS FROM THE COMMON DUMP OF ITALIAN CAPTURED VEHICLES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007563

007570

EDITORIAL SANCTUM OF THE 'TOBRUK TRUTH', BETTER AS THE 'DINKUM OIL' STILL CARRYING ON IN SPITE OF THE SLIGHT MISHAP ACROSS THE STREET. DRV. FELL, PTE. RICHARDS, L/SGT. WILLIAMS, W.O. TISDALL, AND PTE. SMITH. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007570

007560

TOBRUK. LIEUTENANT C.A. SMITH (WITH CAP) AND (WITH HAT) CAPTAIN T. TRUBSHAW OF IVANHOE. MEMBERS OF NO. 1 RECOVERY SECTION, 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN FIELD WORKSHOPS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007560

007540

"THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS", WRECKAGE OF A JUNKERS PLANE BROUGHT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RAID TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007540

007500

DIGGING OUT A 1000 POUND BOMB WHICH FAILED TO EXPLODE, FROM THE MAIN SQUARE IN TOBRUK. THE BOMB BORED FIFTEEN FEET INTO THE GROUND BEFORE STRIKING SOLID ROCK WHICH TURNED IT AT RIGHT ANGLES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007500

007590

TOBRUK. PART OF THE HEAVY FIELD WORKSHOPS UNIT WORK ON THE ENGINE OF A MOTOR TRUCK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007590

007580

THE EFFECT OF A THOUSAND POUND BOMB ON A SMALL SHIP LYING IN TOBRUK HARBOUR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007580

007478

SALVATION ARMY AND AIF PERSONNEL LOADING COMFORTS FUND ITEMS ON TO A TRUCK FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE TROOPS; ON THE GROUND FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE BRIGADIER MCILVEEN (SALVATION ARMY), MAJOR MAWSON (SALVATION ARMY), VX8992 SERGEANT LINDREA (AIF), NX15271 LANCE CORPORAL LANE (AIF) AND ADJUTANT JOCK...

007478

007498

TOBRUK. CAMOUFLAGE MAY APPEAR AS STRANGE FROM WITHIN AS FROM WITHOUT. THESE SHADOWS WERE CAST ON AN AUSTRALIAN POSITION BY THE CANOPY CONCEALING IT FROM ENEMY AIRCRAFT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007498

007488

TOBRUK. MEMBERS OF THE PAINTERS AND CAMOUFLAGERS DEPARTMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS (AT PRESENT ATTACHED TO HEAVY FIELD WORKSHOPS)....SET TO WORK ON A TIN HELMET. L. TO R. DRIVER JACK WARD NX8094, OF SYDNEY; L/C NICK WOODWARD NX10016 OF SYDNEY; AND SITTING DRIVER J. BOYD FROM PAISLEV....

007488

007534

TOBRUK. AUSTRALIAN CAMOUFLAGED GUN IN THE DESERT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007534

007493

TOBRUK. CO-OPERATION AMONG THE FORCES IN TOBRUK IS A FEATURE OF THE PRESENT SITUATION. HERE TOGETHER ARE........ J.M. BROWNLEE (BRITISH ARMY) CHIEF P.O. GOODHEW (NAVY) MECH. BRUCE BOYD (NX10014) OF SINGLETON. THE STAFF OF THE A.S.C. WORKSHOPS IN TOBRUK ARE A MIXTURE OF ENGLISH AND AUSTRALIAN...

007493

007483

TOBRUK. THE "DINKUM OIL" STILL COMES OUT ON TIME IN SPITE OF THE DISTRACTIONS IN THE EDITORS ROOM, BOMBS ETC. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007483

007574

TOBRUK. NO. 1 RECOVERY SECTION, 2/1ST ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS, AT PRESENT DOING GREAT WORK IN THE DESERT MAINTAINING VEHICLES AND TANKS AND MENDING OUR OWN VEHICLES WITH PARTS FROM CAPTURED AND ABANDONED ITALIAN EQUIPMENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007574

007514

TOBRUK. WORKSHOPS ARE ALWAYS BUSY. THEIR EFFORTS HAVE DONE MUCH TO MAINTAIN THE ARMY'S EFFICIENCY. HERE A BRITISH ORDNANCE UNIT IS WORKING WITH A PORTION OF AN AUST. FIELD WORKSHOP UNIT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007514

007573

PRISONERS AT TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007573

007521

THE ARMY LIVES NOT ALONE ON 'HARD TACK' AND BULLY: HERE THE TOBRUK BAKERS ARE REMOVING THE DAILY BREAD FROM "ALDERSHOT" OVENS IN THE FIELD. THESE ARE PRIMITIVE BUT EFFICIENT OVENS BUILT OF BRICK AND SEALED WITH MUD. THE OVENS ARE PREVIOUS HEATED BY WOOD FIRES AND THEN THE DOUGH IS PLACED ON THE...

007521

007511

THE ART OF CAMOUFLAGE HAS BEEN FULLY EXPLOITED IN THE DEFENCE OF TOBRUK. CAPTAIN PROUD (LEFT) OFFICER- IN- CHARGE OF CAMOUFLAGE, DIRECTS THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF AN INDIAN LABOUR CORPS WHILE SAPPERS E. PORTS AND D. DUFFY MOUNT GUARD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007511

007501

TOBRUK. UNLOADING STORES FROM A TRANSPORT SHIP AT TOBRUK HARBOUR. THANKS TO THE NAVY TOBRUK'S SEA COMMUNICATIONS HAVE BEEN KEPT OPEN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007501

007581

IN THE OFFICE OF THE 'TOBRUK TRUTH' UNOFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE A.I.F. IN TOBRUK. IT IS ACTUALLY A ONE SHEET NEWS SUMMARY ISSUED DAILY TO COUNTERACT THE NUMEROUS RUMOURS THAT SPRING UP LIKE MUSHROOMS EVERY DAY. L-R. L/SGT WILLIAMS, AND DRV. G. RUDD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007581

007524

NEAR TOBRUK. WATER POINT ON THE TOBRUK - BARDIA ROAD NOW BEING USED TO SUPPLY THE TOBRUK DEFENDERS WITH WATER. THE WATER POINT IS OPERATED BY THE 9TH DIVISION SUPPLY COLUMN AND THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF THESE POSITIONS MAKE THEM SUBJECT TO CONTINUOUS ENEMY ATTACK BY AIR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007524

007477

TOBRUK. MEN OF THE ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS MOUNT GUARD OVER NAVAL MEN AT WORK ON MACHINE REPAIRS.. FOR PROTECTION. L-R. PTE. J.H. GRAPES, NX6844 L/C HIGGINS, NX3017 SYDNEY, PTE. T. MCEWEN VX10299 MELB. HIGGINS (CENTRE) WAS AT ONE TIME A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE IN CHINA. (NEGATIVE BY F....

007477

007497

TOBRUK. QX2836 PRIVATE VICKERY OF ROCKHAMPTON, QLD, TAKES A BATH IN WADI AUDA SURROUNDED BY MEMBERS OF 2/4TH FIELD PARK AND 2/4TH FIELD COMPANY OF ENGINEERS. THE BATH TUB WAS AMONG THE STORES CAPTURED FROM THE ITALIANS. WATER COMES FROM THE ENGINE COOLING APPARATUS AT THE AIF PUMPING STATION....

007497

007487

TOBRUK. READING THE LATEST EDITION OF THE "TOBRUK TRUTH", A.I.F. ONE SHEET NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE TOWN. FROM L.-R...SGT. DUGGAN NX3059 OF ORANGE. PTE. GRACE, QX4720 OF KISFORD. DRIVER COWAN NX31533 OF ASHFIELD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007487

007482

TOBRUK. BIRDS OF A FEATHER STUCK TOGETHER IN A COMMON CAGE, GERMAN AND ITALIAN PRISONERS CAPTURED ROUND ABOUT TOBRUK BY THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES HOLDING THE TOWN AND SURROUNDING COUNTRY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007482

007541

"THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS". WRECKAGE OF A JUNKERS PLANE BROUGHT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RAID TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007541

007575

TOBRUK, LIBYA. A LIME JUICE BOTTLE SERVES AS A COMPARISON WHEN ESTIMATING THE SIZE OF A THERMOS BOMB, THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE BOMB CONTAINS 2 OR 3 POUNDS OF T.N.T. WHICH IS LIKELY TO BE EXPLODED BY A MINOR VIBRATION SUCH AS A CLOSE FOOTFALL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007575

007535

DIGGING OUT A 1000 POUND BOMB WHICH FAILED TO EXPLODE, FROM THE MAIN SQUARE IN TOBRUK. THE BOMB BORED FIFTEEN FEET INTO THE GROUND BEFORE STRIKING SOLID ROCK WHICH TURNED IT AT RIGHT ANGLES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007535

007525

AT SEA EN ROUTE TO TOBRUK. MAX "X", SKIPPER OF A SMALL TRANSPORT RUNNING BETWEEN TOBRUK AND BRITISH BASES IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAS COMMANDER OF A GERMAN SUBMARINE DURING THE LAST WAR. NOW AN EXILE FROM NAZI GERMANY, MAX IS SKIPPER OF THIS FRIENDLY VESSEL TAKING PART IN THE BRITISH STAND AGAINST NAZI...

007525

007505

Members of the 2/13th Battalion on patrol along the anti-tank ditch at the El Adem Road to the south of Tobruk. A close watch is kept over this ditch night and day to counter enemy attempts to pierce the town's defences. Left to right: NX17704 Private (Pte) Genner MM; Pte Jackson ?; NX18421 Pte...

007505

007585

TOBRUK. COMPONENT PARTS OF A THERMOS BOMB TAKEN TO PIECES BY A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH BOMB DISPOSAL SQUAD. THIS IS MOST LIKELY THE FIRST THERMOS BOMB THAT HAS BEEN RENDERED INEFFECTIVE AND KEPT WHOLE AS IT REQUIRES ONLY THE SLIGHTEST VIBRATION TO SET THEM OFF. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007585

007466

AT SEA. GUARDS MOUNTED ON THE DECK OF THE TRANSPORT SHIP KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR ENEMY AIRCRAFT AND AT THE SAME TIME STAND GUARD OVER THE COMFORTS FUND STORES THAT THEY ARE TAKING TO THE TROOPS IN TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007466

007496

SENIOR NCOS OF THE COMPOSITE WORKSHOPS UNIT WHICH IS ACTING AS A HEAVY FIELD WORKSHOP. PICTURED, LEFT TO RIGHT: QX2756 SERGEANT (SGT) H. BIRTLES MSM, OF LONGREACH, QLD; H. PARSONS OF PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND (BEHIND); NX6296 SGT W. H. HOSKINS OF SYDNEY, NSW; STAFF SERGEANT (SSGT) THOMPSON RASC OF...

007496

007579

THE EFFECT OF A THOUSAND POUND BOMB ON A SMALL SHIP LYING IN TOBRUK HARBOUR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007579

007569

MERSA MATRUH. TROOPS WOUNDED AT TOBRUK LANDING AT MERSA MATRUH. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007569

007539

THE ARMY LIVES NOT ALONE ON 'HARD TACK' AND BULLY: HERE THE TOBRUK BAKERS ARE REMOVING THE DAILY BREAD FROM "ALDERSHOT" OVENS IN THE FIELD. THESE ARE PRIMITIVE BUT EFFICIENT OVENS BUILT OF BRICK AND SEALED WITH MUD. THE OVENS ARE PREVIOUSLY HEATED BY WOOD FIRES AND THEN THE DOUGH IS PLACED ON THE...

007539

007509

Colonel F. A. Burrows, commanding officer of the 2/13th Battalion, wearing a slouch hat, talking to some of his men who are patrolling the wire of the outer defences of Tobruk. The defences are watched night and day to check any enemy attempt at penetration. Lower right is NX18421 Private Gordon...

007509

007589

BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN WOUNDED COMING ASHORE AT MERSA MATRUH EN ROUTE FOR HOSPITALS IN EGYPT AND PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007589

007562

WAR CEMETERY ON THE BARDIA - TOBRUK ROAD. GRAVES OF THE MEN WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE DEFENCE OF TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007562

007512

"THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS" WRECKAGE OF A JUNKERS PLANE BROUGHT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RAID TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007512

007502

TOBRUK. AFTER A RAID BY GERMAN BOMBERS, IN SPITE OF THE APPARENT DAMAGE, THERE IS LITTLE EFFECT FROM THESE BOMBINGS, AS THE TOWN ITSELF HAS LONG BEEN SHAMBLES. THE DEFENDERS ARE WELL DISPERSED AND IN MOST CASES ABLE TO MAKE USE OF BOMBPROOF SHELTERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007502

007582

ITALIAN PRISONERS AT TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007582

007470

TOBRUK. PART OF THE WIRE SURROUNDING THE OUTER DEFENCE POSTS OF THE TOBRUK AREA. IN THE BACKGROUND IS A BREN GUN POST TRAINED ON THE EL ADAM ROAD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007470

006318

BENGHAZI. MEN OF THE 37TH BATTERY 13TH LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT REGIMENT USING ITALIAN 20 MM BREDA GUNS FOR DEFENCE AGAINST ENEMY PLANES THAT HAVE BEEN SOWING MINES IN THE HARBOUR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006318

006484

BENINA. B.E. MARTIN READING LETTER AT BENINA AERODROME. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006484

006348

THE ARRIVAL AT ATHENS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006348

006526

TOCRA. CHANGING THE GUARD ON A SPOT WHERE GUARDS HAVE BEEN CHANGED SINCE THE DAYS OF ANCIENT HISTORY. THE TWO CENTRAL FIGURES ARE, SGT. ARMSTRONG AND PTE. HERRIOTT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006526

006536

TURKISH FORT OVERLOOKING APPOLONIA ON TOP OF ENCAMPMENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006536

006506

MADDALENA. M.T. SECTION OF THE 2/2 AUSTRALIAN FIELD WORKSHOPS REMOVING MOTOR FROM BREN GUN CARRIER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006506

006516

BENGHAZI. A SCENE IN THE NATIVE QUARTER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006516

006523

BENGHAZI. (L TO R) CROWN SGT. J. BERG L/C W.T. THOMPSON, PTE. M. COLE, AND PTE. K. HALL, TAKE A REST ON THE LUNGAMARE MUSSOLINI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006523

006533

NEAR BARCE. THE FAMOUS-PHOTO UNIT BEING HOMEWARD BOUND, DISTRIBUTES ITS REMAINING ARMY RATION AMONG THE ITALIAN ROAD- WORKERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006533

006503

CYRENE. INFORMAL PORTRAIT OF A GROUP OF NATIVES OF LIBYA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006503

006513

TOCRA. USING BREN CARRIER TO DRAW WATER FROM THE WELL. DRIVEN BY LT. MULALLY WITH MAJOR ONSTON IN THE BACKGROUND DIRECTING OPERATIONS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006513

006489

BENINA. A WRECKED CAPRONI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006489

006499

TOCRA. TROOPER A.F. ARENTZ (SEATED IN CHAIR) AND TROOPER C.B. BRITTAN LOOK OVER AN ANTI TANK GUN CAPTURED FROM THE ITALIANS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006499

006349

SAILORS AND SOLDIERS HAD THRILLING STORIES TO EXCHANGE OF THE ACTIONS IN WHICH THEY HAD TAKEN PART. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006349

006481

NEAR BARDIA. THESE ARE THE MOST MODERN GUNS USED BY THE ITALIANS AND PROBABLY AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN ANY OTHER SIMILAR GUN IN USE IN THE CAMPAIGN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006481

006491

ITALIAN BOMBERS ON THE BENINA AERODROME. MOST OF THEM HAD BEEN PUT OUT OF ACTION BY OUR AIRFORCE BUT SOME OF THEM MAY BE REPAIRED AND USED BY OUR MEN. THESE ARE CAPRONI BOMBERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006491

006527

BENGHAZI. LOOKING DOWN ON THE PIAZZA MARTIRI FASCISTI FROM THE PALACE OF GRAZIANI. THE PIAZZA MARTIRI FASCISTI IS PROBABLY SO NAMED IN HONOUR OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIE FOR FASCISM. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006527

006507

TURKISH FORT OVERLOOKING APPOLONIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006507

006517

MADDALENA, LIBYA. MADDALENA IS ONE OF THE MOST RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED CIVIC CENTRES OF THE LIBYAN COLONISATION SCHEME. THE CHURCH IS THE CENTRAL PIECE OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE SETTLEMENT. ON THE RIGHT IS A SHOPPING BLOCK WITH ITS COLONNADED VERANDAH. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006517

006346

TRAVEL ON A WARSHIP WAS A NEW AND FASCINATING EXPERIENCE FOR THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS, WHO SHOWED THEIR HIGH SPIRITS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006346

006336

APPOLONIA. COLUMNS FROM THE BASILICA CHRISTIANA ON THE WATERFRONT AT APPOLONIA. IT WAS BUILT BY THE GREEKS AND RECENTLY EXCAVATED BY THE ITALIANS AND RESTORED. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006336

006316

ONE OF THE COLUMNS THAT DECORATES THE FINE ROADWAY AROUND THE WATER FRONT OF BENGHAZI DEPICTS THE SUCKLING OF ROMULUS AND REMUS BY A WOLF. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006316

006485

BENINA. VIEW OF BELINA ARODROME. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006485

006495

NATIVE LIBIANS ON ROAD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006495

006504

TOCRA. ON GUARD WITH A BREN GUN WHILE THE BATTALION ATTENDS CHURCH PARADE AT TOCRA, H.Q. OF THE 2/11TH BATTALION A.I.F. AFTER THE CAPTURE OF BENGHAZI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006504

006480

MADDALENA. PTE P. CHEFFERS REWINDING TRANSFORMER FOR OSCILLATOR FOR RADIO SET. (NEGATIVE BY FRANK HURLEY).

006480

006490

BENINA. A WRECKED CAPRONI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006490

006342

TRAVEL ON A WARSHIP WAS A NEW EXPERIENCE TO THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS, BUT THEY SOON ADAPTED THEMSELVES TO THEIR NEW SURROUNDINGS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006342

006352

TRAVEL ON A WARSHIP WAS A NEW AND FASCINATING EXPERIENCE TO THE AUST. TROOPS, BUT THEY QUICKLY ADAPTED THEMSELVES COMFORTABLE IN RESTRICTED QUARTERS ON THE VOYAGE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006352

006347

TROOPS LINED THE DECKS OF THE WARSHIPS AS SHE LEFT HARBOUR ON HER WAY TO GREECE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006347

006327

BENGHAZI. THE PALM FRINGED AVENUE CALLED CORSO ITALIA, THAT LEADS UP TO GRAZIANI'S PALACE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006327

006337

BENGHAZI RAILWAY WORKSHOPS. LANCE SERGEANT G.A. WEAVER AT TABLE ISSUING STORES AND CPL. L.J. FAWCETT RECEIVING STORES FROM ITALIAN STOREMAN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006337

006317

AUSTRALIAN TROOPS HAVE PLAYED A MAJOR PART IN RECONSTRUCTION WORK IN CYRENAICA. ROADS AND BRIDGES DESTROYED BY THE ITALIANS IN THEIR RETREAT HAVE BEEN REPAIRED BY THE BRITISH. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006317

006514

CYRENE. LOOKING DOWN FROM THE HILL BEHIND CYRENE ONTO THE ANCIENT RUINS OF THE FOUNTAIN OF APOLLO. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006514

006510

ALLEN ANDERSON, SGT. A. CRAWFORD, SAPPER G.H. TAKES AND MORRISON OUR DRIVER LOOKING AT BLOWN OUT BRIDGES IN WADI CUF. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006510

006494

BENINA. WRECKED ITALIAN PLANES ON THE GROUND BENINA AERODROME. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006494

006558

CYRENE. MEN OF THE 2/11TH BATTALION ENJOYING A MEAL IN FRONT OF THE CATACOMBS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006558

006528

BENGHAZI. THE MUNICIPIO, OR TOWN HALL BUILDING IN BENGHAZI. AUSTRALIANS AND NATIVES IN THE FOREGROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006528

006538

ASPHODEL, LIBYA. AN EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE WILD FLOWERS THAT COVERS THE PLAINS OF LIBYA IN THE SPRING. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006538

006508

ANDERSON AND MORRISION OF THE PHOTO UNIT ON ENCAMPMENT NEAR APPOLONIA. THE TURKISH FORT CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006508

006518

TOCRA. MEMBERS OF THE 2/11TH BATTALION AT A CHURCH SERVICE HELD IN THE COURTYARD OF AN OLD TURKISH CASTLE AT TOCRA. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

006518

006479

MADDALENA. M.T. SECTION OF 2/2ND AUSTRALIAN FIELD WORKSHOPS AT WORK ON CARRIERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006479

006343

SAILORS ON BOARD THE WARSHIP WERE ENVIOUS OF THE SOLDIERS WHO DISEMBARKED AT PIRAEUS, GREECE. THEY TOO WANTED TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE ENEMY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006343

006323

AUSTRALIANS AT WORK IN THE BENGHAZI RAILWAY WORKSHOPS WHERE THEY EFFECTED REPAIRS AND PUT THE SERVICE BACK INTO OPERATION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006323

006313

AN AUSTRALIAN BATTALION AT CHURCH PARADE AT TOCRA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006313

006560

A VIEW LOOKING DOWN FROM A HILL, OVER THE RICH PLAINS OF BARCE, PART OF THE AREA SETTLED UNDER THE LIBYAN COLONIZATION SCHEME. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006560

006540

BENGHAZI. THE INTERIOR OF THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SACRED NAME OF JESUS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006540

006520

BENGHAZI. THE PIAZZA MUNICIPIO...RECENTLY THE SCENE OF THE HANDING OVER OF THE CITY TO THE AUST. FORCES BY THE LOCAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AFTER THE ITALIAN ARMY HAD RETREATED. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY)

006520

006530

SCENE IN BENGHAZI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006530

006500

COASTLINE NEAR APPOLONIA. NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006500

006501

CYRENE. ROCK TOMBS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AT CYRENE. EXTERIOR VIEW. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006501

006488

APPOLONIA. THIS ANCIENT CITY WAS ONCE THE MOST IMPORTANT SEA-PORT IN NORTH AFRICA AND WAS THE NERVE CENTRE OF THE AREA KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS AS CYRENE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006488

006498

GOATS GRAZING ON LIBYAN SOIL. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006498

006483

Two diggers make a delightful picture against the wattle. They are members of the 2/1st Pioneers Battalion, R F Thompson of Brisbane, Qld, and Captain G R B Patterson of Sydney, NSW.

006483

006493

TOCRA. MEMBERS OF THE 2/11TH BATTALION HOLD A CHURCH PARADE IN THE COURTYARD OF THE OLD TURKISH CASTLE AT TOCRA. THIS WAS THE LOCATION OF THEIR HEADQUARTERS AFTER THE OCCUPATION OF LIBYA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006493

006325

IN THE ROCKY TOMBS AND CATACOMBS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS, MEN OF THE A.I.F. RESTING AFTER THE LIBYAN CAMPAIGN, TUNE THEIR INSTRUMENTS BEFORE OTHERS OF THEIR COMPANY PERFORM A CLASSIC GREEK DANCE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006325

006344

TRAVEL ON A WARSHIP WAS A NEW AND FASCINATING EXPERIENCE TO THE AUST. TROOPS, WHO WERE KEENLY INTERESTED IN NAVAL ACTIVITIES. THE TROOPS DESCRIBED THIS PART OF THEIR ADVENTURE AS A "MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE." (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006344

006354

TRAVEL ON A WARSHIP WAS A NEW AND FASCINATING EXPERIENCE TO THE AUST. TROOPS, BUT THEY QUICKLY ADAPTED THEMSELVES TO THE STRANGE CONDITIONS. THESE MEN MADE THEMSELVES COMFORTABLE IN RESTRICTED QUARTERS ON THE VOYAGE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006354

006324

BENGHAZI. ITALIAN MERCHANT SHIP SCUTTLED BY THE CREW BEFORE THE BRITISH OCCUPIED THE TOWN. OWING TO THE VIGILANCE OF THE BRITISH NAVY AND THE EXTENSIVE MINE FIELDS SOWN OUTSIDE THE HARBOUR MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THESE MERCHANT SHIPS TO ESCAPE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006324

006334

APPOLONIA. CQMS S. R.F. THOMPSON OF BRISBANE AND CAPTAIN G.R.B. PATTERSON OF SYDNEY, BOTH OF 2/1ST PIONEERS ADMIRING THE WATTLE IN A SQUARE IN APPOLONIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006334

006314

TRUCKS CAPTURED FROM THE ITALIAN ARMY IN LIBYA, PASSING OVER A BRIDGE BUILT BY AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS FROM EMPTY OIL DRUMS. THIS BRIDGE IS ON THE ROAD TO BENGHAZI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006314

006524

BENGHAZI. THE MUCH COLUMNED LUNGAMARE MUSSOLINI AS SEEN FROM THE DOORWAY OF THE NAVAL OFFICE. THE WINGED LION OF SAINT MARK IS IN THE MIDDLE DISTANCE AND THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SACRED NAME IN THE BACKGROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006524

006534

LIBYA. A NATIVE TAKES A COOL REFRESHER. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006534

006551

ITALIAN MERCHANT SHIP SCUTTLED IN THE HARBOUR OF BENGHAZI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006551

006531

TOCRA. MEN OF THE 2/11TH BATTALION ON THE SHORES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DURING A REST PERIOD AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL LIBYAN CAMPAIGN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006531

006511

WADI CUF. BRIDGE DESTROYED BY THE RETREATING ITALIANS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006511

006487

SERGEANT M. QUINTON OF WINDSOR AT PROPELLER CORPORAL R. STEPHEN OF SYDNEY AT ENGINE. CPL. H. THOMAS. OF SYDNEY AT COCKPIT. AIRCRAFTMAN I W.H. HEILER SYDNEY AT MACHINE GUN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006487

006497

A NATIVE LIBYAN AND HIS GOATS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006497

006482

NEAR BARDIA. 6.5 MM BREDA MODEL 1924 AND 6.5 MM FIAT REVELLI MODEL 35 MACHINE GUNS CAPTURED FROM THE "ITIES" (ITALIANS) LINED UP BY THE ROADSIDE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006482

006492

ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORK IN PROGRESS IN THE WADI EL KUFRA WHERE THE AUST. ENGINEERS ARE REPAIRING THE DAMAGE DONE BY THE RETREATING ITALIANS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006492

006340

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEET ON BOARD WARSHIP. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006340

006350

TRAVEL ON A WARSHIP WAS A NEW AND FASCINATING EXPERIENCE TO THE AUST. TROOPS WHO WERE KEENLY INTERESTED IN THE LIFE OF THE NAVY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006350

006330

THE ITALIANS, UNABLE TO ESCAPE FROM THE FORCES WHICH ATTACKED BY LAND, SEA AND AIR, SCUTTLED THEIR SHIPS WHERE THEY LAY IN THE HARBOUR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006330

006345

NAVAL MEMBERS LENT WILLING HANDS TO THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS AT THE DISEMBARKATION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006345

006335

APPOLONIA. COLUMNS FROM THE BASILICA CHRISTIANA ON THE WATERFRONT AT APPOLONIA. IT WAS BUILT BY THE GREEKS AND RECENTLY EXCAVATED AND RESTORED BY THE ITALIANS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006335

006315

AN AUSTRALIAN BATTALION AT CHURCH PARADE AT TOCRA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006315

006525

BENGHAZI. THE LUNGAMARE MUSSOLINI AND HARBOUR AT BENGHAZI. "THE LUNGAMARE, AS FAR AS I CAN GATHER, IS THE NAME GIVEN TO THE SIDE BOULEVARDE THAT RIMS THE HARBOUR".

006525

006535

MADDALENA. LOOKING ACROSS THE FIELDS OF BARLEY TOWARDS THE LITTLE SETTLEMENT OF MADDALENA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006535

006505

TOCRA. THE 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION CAVALRY DURING A REST PERIOD AFTER THE LIBYAN CAMPAIGN. THIS UNIT HAS PLAYED A GREAT PART IN THE DESERT AND THE LIBYAN CAMPAIGN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006505

006515

MADDALENA. THE CIVIC CENTRE OF THIS NEW ITALIAN SETTLEMENT IN LIBYA IS TYPICAL IN ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS TO THE MASS OF THE ITALIAN WORK IN THIS COUNTRY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006515

006486

BENINA. VIEW OF AERODROME AND HANGAR FROM THE CONTROL TOWER OF THE AERODROME. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006486

006496

A NATIVE LIBYAN AND HIS GOAT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006496

006341

A.I.F. MEN ON BOARD THE WARSHIP. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006341

006351

TRAVEL ON A WARSHIP WAS A NEW AND FASCINATING EXPERIENCE TO THE AUST. TROOPS WHO WERE KEENLY INTERESTED IN ALL ASPECTS OF NAVAL LIFE. THE SOLDIER WAS ANXIOUS TO LEARN AS MUCH AS HE COULD FROM SAILORS ON BOARD THE WARSHIP. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006351

006321

CYRENE. ARMY ENGINEERS RECONSTRUCTING ROADS AND BRIDGES DESTROYED BY THE ITALIANS IN THEIR HASTY RETREAT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006321

006529

SCENE IN BENGHAZI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006529

006509

APPOLONIA TAKEN FROM THE ENCAMPMENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006509

006519

BENGHAZI. THE MAIN SHOPPING STREET IN BENGHAZI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006519

006552

MONUMENT ON TOP OF HILL OVERLOOKING BARCE FLATS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006552

006522

BENGHAZI. LOOKING FROM THE VERANDAH OF A ROOM IN GRAZIANI'S PALACE, ALONG THE CORSO ITALIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006522

006532

MADDALENA. LOOKING DOWN ON THE 2/2 ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS CAMP AT MADDALENA AFTER THE FALL OF BENGHAZI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006532

006502

CYRENE. ROCK TOMBS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AT CYRENE. INTERIOR VIEW. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006502

006512

BENINA. T. CLOVER, B. LEAVY AND P. BRUCE WITH A BREDA .5 ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN CAPTURED AND NOW READY FOR USE AGAINST THE ENEMY.

006512

007076

GREEK SOLDIERS HANDLING CAPTURED ITALIAN MORTARS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007076

006928

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. THE "MAGIC FLUTE" BY "HUMP". PLAYERS OF THE PERTH SALVATION ARMY CITADEL BAND APPEAR TO BE HELD SPELLBOUND BY THE MAGIC OF A SIMPLE THEME AS OLD AS THE HILLS. THE CAMEL LOOKS ON AND SEEMS TO REGARD THE NEW FANGLED SHINY BRASS INSTRUMENTS WITH DIGNIFIED INDIFFERENCE. (NEGATIVE...

006928

006988

RAFA CAMP. MAJOR W.M. FARLEY OF N.S.W. IN CHARGE OF NO 3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WITH HIS TWO INTERPRETERS, ABBAS SALAHAT EFFANDI AND KAMIL HAMDAN MADI. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006988

006998

A.I.F. ENGINEERS. L-R SITTING, NX70412 Captain (Capt) Ronald Arthur John Tompson; CAPT. N. JELBART, MAJ. R. SYMONS, MAJ. J. MCGOWAN, MAJ. SMITH, CAPT. BLEECHMORE, PADRE SILWOOD, LT. POOLEY, (STANDING) LT. C CORBIN, CAPT. COOPER, LT. HICKS, LT. BUCHAN, LT. STEWART, CAPT. COLLEY, LT. DRUMMOND, LT....

006998

007072

WITH THE INDIAN ARMY ON THE ROAD TO KEREN. ARMOURED CARS ON THE NEWLY CUT ROAD BLOCK, REST NOW WHILE OTHERS PASS ON TO KEREN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY)

007072

007002

EGYPT. TROOPS OUT ON PRACTICE - SCALING CLIFFS WITH THE AID OF LADDERS. (NEGATIVE BY A. ANDERSON.)

007002

007077

GREEK TROOPS ATTACKING IN ALBANIA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007077

007082

MILITARY TRAFFIC AND TROOPS MOVING ALONG THE ROAD TO ASMARA. THE INDIAN ARMY IN ERITREA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007082

006924

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. NEAR REHOVOT. MATRON KATHLEEN BEST AND NURSES OF THE 2/5TH AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL ON PARADE IN CAMP NEAR REHOVOT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006924

006934

PALESTINE. ARAB ON HORSEBACK WATCHES MEMBERS OF THE AIF SIGNALLER CORPS IN TRAINING IN THE FIELD. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006934

006994

ARAB LABOURERS SING THEIR NATIVE SONGS WHILE LAYING RAILS FOR THE NO 3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006994

006929

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. BEING PULLED OVER LOW CLIFF BY RIFLE OF MEN ABOVE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006929

006989

RAFA CAMP. ARAB LABOURERS SING THEIR NATIVE SONGS WHILE LAYING RAILS FOR NO 3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006989

006999

EGYPT - ENGINEERS. L-R SITTING. NX70412 Captain (Capt) Ronald Arthur John Tompson; Capt JELBART, MAJ. SYMONS, MAJ. MCGOWAN, MAJ. SMITH, CAPT. BLEECHMORE, PADRE SILWOOD, (STANDING) LT. CORBIN, CAPT. COOPER, LT. HICKS, LT. BUCHAN, LT. STEWART, CAPT. COLLEY, LT. DRUMMOND, LT. DEHAM, LT. GRAHAM, LT....

006999

006987

RAFA CAMP. KAMIL RAMDAN, ONE OF THE INTERPRETERS EMPLOYED BY THE NO.3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, TRIES HIS HAND AT AN EYEMO CAMERA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006987

006923

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. CLIMBING HILLSIDE HAVING CROSSED SHELL CRATER ON TWO BEAMS THROWN ACROSS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006923

007075

1941-05. INDIAN TROOPS ON THE ROAD TO KEREN GIVE THE WIRELESS LOAD A PUSH AS THE RECORDING EQUIPMENT IS PULLED BY MULES UP THE LANE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007075

007071

THE SAPPERS AND MINERS. THE BRAVE MEN WHO UNDERTOOK THE PILE CLEARING OF THE ROAD BLOCK, REST NOW WHILE OTHERS PASS ON TO KEREN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY)

007071

007001

EGYPT. TROOPS OUT ON PRACTICE - RUNNING THROUGH TRIP WIRES. (NEGATIVE BY A. ANDERSON.)

007001

006935

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. CORPS TROOPS ENGINEERS AT A GENERAL SALUTE ON THE PARADE GROUND AT HILL 69. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006935

006995

ARAB LABOURERS SING THEIR NATIVE SONGS WHILE LAYING RAILS FOR THE NO 3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006995

006921

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE AMONG THE GREEN FIELDS OF ANCIENT PHILISTIA (STRANGER LAND) WHERE PHILISTINES AND ISRAELITES WAGED CONTINUAL WARS, THE STRANGERS FROM AUSTRALIA BRING NEW METHODS OF COMMUNICATIION TO ANCIENT LANDS. THESE MEN ARE PRACTISING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WITH ANOTHER POST. (RECORDS: LEFT...

006921

006931

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. CARRYING SCALING LADDERS INTO ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006931

007000

EGYPT. TROOPS SCALING LOW CLIFF WHILE OUT ON PRACTICE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

007000

006991

ARAB LABOURERS, WHO HELP IN THE LAYING OF RAILS FOR THE NO 3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006991

007080

KEREN, THE ITALIAN CALL IT CHEREN. TROOPS REACH A SIGNPOST ON THE ROAD WITH THE INDIAN ARMY IN ERITREA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007080

007074

AN INDIAN MOUNTAIN BATTERY PASSES BY SANCHIL, NOW FLYING THE WHITE FLAG AND ROBBED OF ITS TERROR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007074

007079

TROOPS MAKING THEIR WAY ALONG THE ROAD TO CAPTURE KEREN. THE INDIAN ARMY IN ERITEREA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007079

006926

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. AN EASTER PILGRIMAGE OF AUSTRALIANS ON LEAVE VISIT THE HARAM ES SHERIF - THE DOME OF THE ROCK, WHICH STANDS ABOVE THE TRADITIONAL ALTAR OF ABRAHAM'S SACRIFICE IN JERUSALEM. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006926

006932

DIMRA CAMP, PALESTINE. WX2990 SERGEANT G. GILMOUR OF PERTH, WA, DRUM MAJOR OF THE BAND OF THE 16TH BATTALION. SERGEANT GILMOUR ALSO SERVED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006932

007078

SPEEDY HELP FOR GREECE. BRITISH CRUISERS PACKED WITH TROOPS ON THEIR WAY TO ATHENS WITH MEN OF THE ARMY OF THE NILE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

007078

006922

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. HAULING MEN UP WITH AID OF RIFLES. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY F. HURLEY).

006922

006992

ARAB LABOURERS, WHO HELP IN THE LAYING OF RAILS FOR THE NO 3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006992

006927

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. BAND PLAYING. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006927

006990

RAFA CAMP. ARAB LABOURERS SING THEIR NATIVE SONGS WHILE LAYING RAILS FOR NO 3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006990

006997

EGYPT. TROOPS LEAPING OVER CLIFF WITH RIFLE AND EQUIPMENT, WHILE OUT ON PRACTICE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY.)

006997

006936

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. ROUTE MARCH. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006936

006993

ARAB LABOURERS SING THEIR NATIVE SONGS WHILE LAYING RAILS FOR THE NO 3 RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006993

006930

A.I.F. IN PALESTINE. CORPS TROOPS ENGINEERS MARCHING BACK TO CAMP. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

006930

008247

SERIES OF PICTURES SHOWING TROOPS MOVING INTO TACTICAL POSITION ALONG THE SYRIAN BORDER ON THE EVE OF INVASION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008247

008257

SYRIA. IMMEDIATELY UPON THE CAPTURE OF SIDON BY THE BRITISH FORCES IT WAS DECLARED AN OPEN TOWN AND A PROCLAMATION WAS ISSUED POINTING OUT THAT THE BRITISH HAD NO INTENTION OF USING THE TOWN FOR ANY MILITARY PURPOSE. THIS SAVED THE ANCIENT CITY FROM DAMAGE.

008257

008282

SYRIA. MAKING READY TO LIFT THE GUN FROM ITS POSITION. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008282

008268

Men of the 7th Division Recovery Section, 2/3 Army Field Workshops, at work on a captured French Renault R-35 light tank near Tyre. Private M Coleman (NX65158), Corporal T R J Schofield (NX66105) and centre Staff Sergeant G A Briggs (NX19237).

008268

008278

SYRIA. THEY APPLY FIRST-AID FIELD DRESSINGS BEFORE MOVING THE INJURED MAN NOT ALLOWING THE ENEMY FIRE TO HASTEN THEIR MOVEMENTS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THEIR PATIENT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008278

008284

SYRIA. GETTING THE GUN SET UP FOR TOWING AWAY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008284

008250

SYRIA. ADVANCE INFANTRY PATROL OF THE 2/27TH AUSTRALIAN BATTALION MOVE FORWARD TO OCCUPY THE HEIGHTS OVERLOOKING EL ARDUN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008250

008260

SYRIA. A.I.F. TROOPS MOVE STEALTHILY ALONG AN EXPOSED SCARP PRIOR TO LAUNCHING AN ATTACK ON AN ENEMY POSITION.

008260

008270

SIDON. WADIH H. MERHI, HEAD OF THE SAIADA GENDARMERIE WITH SOME OF HIS FORCE, TALKS WITH SGT. T. CURRAN OF THE 7TH DIVISION PROVOST CORPS. SINCE THE OCCUPATION OF SAIADA THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES, INCLUDING THE GENDARMERIE ARE CONTINUING THEIR NORMAL FUNCTIONS AS BEFORE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008270

008254

SYRIA. AUSTRALIAN AMBULANCE CROSSING A BRIDGE CONSTRUCTED ACROSS THE LATANI RIVER BY AN ENGINEERS UNIT TO REPLACE THE STRUCTURE BLOWN UP BY THE RETREATING FRENCH FORCES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008254

008274

SYRIA. MEN OF THE 7TH DIVISION RECOVERY SECTION, 2/3 ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS, AT WORK ON A CAPTURED FRENCH RENAULT R35 LIGHT TANK NEAR TYRE. IDENTIFIED: PRIVATE M COLMAN (NX65158). CORPORAL T R J SCHOFIELD (NX66105) AND (CENTRE) STAFF SERGEANT G A BRIGGS (NX19237). (NEGATIVE BY F HURLEY).

008274

008281

SYRIA. THE ROOF REMOVED AND DISCLOSING THE GUN. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008281

008286

SYRIA. ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS UNIT CAMPED IN AN ORANGE GROVE ON THE BANKS OF THE LEONTES (LANTANI) RIVER. HERE THE OWNER OF THE GROVE DROPS IN ON A FRIENDLY VISIT TO THE UNIT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008286

008252

SYRIA. A.I.F. MEN MOVE ROUND AN EXPOSED CORNER ON THEIR WAY TO FORWARD POSITION.

008252

008285

SYRIA. AND OFF IT GOES TO THE ARMY FIELD WORKSHOPS WHERE IT WILL BE CHECKED OVER AND PUT INTO COMMISSION ON OUR SIDE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008285

008272

SYRIA. MEN OF THE 7TH DIVISION RECOVERY SECTION RECEIVE A FRIENDLY WELCOME FROM A COUPLE OF THE LOCAL "SQUATTERS" OF SYRIA WHO APPRECIATE VERY MUCH A DONATION OF ARMY ISSUE CIGARETTES. THE GENERAL FEELING AMONG THE ARABS IS ONE OF FRIENDLINESS TOWARDS THE BRITISH TROOPS WHO HAVE MADE THEIR ADVANCE...

008272

008276

SYRIA. THESE PICTURES ILLUSTRATE THE STRETCHER BEARERS AT THEIR WORK IN AN ADVANCED POSITION ALONG THE SYRIAN BATTLEFRONT. THE STRETCHER BEARS FIND A WOUNDED COMRADE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008276

008249

SYRIA. REINFORCEMENTS FOR THE 2/14TH. AUSTRALIAN BATTALION EMBARKING AT BASE TO GO FORWARD INTO FRONT LINE POSITIONS ON THE BEYROUTH SECTOR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008249

008279

SYRIA. BRINGING HIM IN OVER A STRETCH OF COUNTRY TYPICAL OF THAT OVER WHICH THE FORCES ARE AT PRESENT OPERATING. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008279

008251

An advance infantry patrol of the 2/27th Battalion moves stealthily along an exposed scarp prior to launching an attack on an enemy position on the heights overlooking El Ardun.

008251

008261

SYRIA. THE INFAMOUS "PAMBO" MORRISON, DRIVER TO THE PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, COMES ACROSS A WELCOME ADDITION TO THE LARDER...A BEEHIVE IN SOME SYRIAN GARDEN, AND GOES TO WORK ON IT WITH IMPUNITY BEING PROTECTED BY HIS GAS MASK (RESPIRATOR TO YOU) SCARF AND DRIVING GAUNTLETS. (NEGATIVE BY FRANK HURLEY).

008261

008271

SYRIA. LOOKING ACROSS FROM THE MAIN SQUARE OF SIDON, RENDEZVOUS OF BUSINESS MEN WHO CONDUCT THEIR TRANSACTIONS OVER INUMERABLE CUPS OF COFFEE, ONE HAD AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE OLD CHATEAU SIDON, WELL PRESERVED RELIC OF THE CASTLE-BUILDING CRUSADERS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008271

008255

SYRIA. THE BEGINNING OF AN ATTACK MADE BY THE 2/27TH, AUSTRALIAN BATTALION FROM THE PLAINS BELOW EL ARDUN. THIS ATTACK LED TO MUCH BITTER FIGHTING WHICH CULMINATED IN THE CAPTURE OF THE HEIGHTS AND THE SUBSEQUENT OCCUPATION OF THE TOWN OF SAIADA. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008255

008283

SYRIA. WHICH ACTION IS PERFORMED WITH THE AID OF A CAPTURED CATERPILLAR TRACTOR ... (THANK GOD FOR THE FRENCH). (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008283

008253

SYRIA. THE SALVATION ARMY, AS USUAL, IS DOING SPLENDID WORK IN THE FORWARD AREAS DURING THE ADVANCE OF OUR TROOPS INTO SYRIA. HERE, AT SAIADA THE "ARMY" CAR RESTS FOR A WHILE AND A CROWD OF VISITORS DROPS IN TO LISTEN TO THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD. THE WILL PROVE A SOURCE OF PROUD...

008253

008273

SYRIA. AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS, LEFT IN COMMAND OF THE TOWN OF SAIADA, TAKE A SIGHT-SEEING WALK ALONG THE WATERFRONT OF THIS ANCIENT AND HISTORIC PORT. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008273

008726

25-POUNDERS ON THE ROAD BOUND FOR THE NORTH OF PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

008726

008703

1941-06. NORTHERN PALESTINE. HARVEST TIME - SHOWS A TYPICAL COMMUNITY OWNED AND WORKED FIELD. NOTE THE HARVESTERS AT WORK IN THE CROP OF 'BEARDED' WHEAT AND BEYOND A HERD OF STOCK FINDING PASTURAGE AMONG THE STUBBLE.

008703

008794

1941-06. SYRIA. ONE OF THE 40MM BOFORS ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS USED EXTENSIVELY AND TO GREAT EFFECT BY THE BRITISH IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THIS GUN IS ONE OF A BATTERY THAT WAS EMPLACED TO PROTECT THE 2ND BATTERY OF THE 2/4TH FIELD REGIMENT.

008794

008724

The pass that winds from the plain of Esdraelon up to the heights of Nazareth. An Australian Ford Marmon-Herrington artillery tractor, model LP3 or LP3A, towing a trailer, ammunition No. 27 MKI and a 25 pounder gun. Note E9, a sub-unit tactical marking, painted on the driver's door of the truck....

008724

008699

1941-06. TROOPS, ARABS, AND CATTLE ALL IN A GLORIOUS TUMBLE AROUND A WATERPLACE NEAR SAFED, NORTHERN PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

008699

013888

Group of sisters of the 2/7th Australian General Hospital on service in Busseili.

013888

014077

Underground operating theatre. German casualties who have received resuscitation treatment awaiting their turn in the operating theatre, underground, in the El Alamein area.

014077

013280

AUSTRALIAN PROVOSTS IN CHARGE OF A CONCENTRATION OF ENEMY PRISONERS JUST BEHIND THE A.I.F. LINES IN THE WESTERN DESERT. THE APPARENTLY CASUAL ATTITUDE OF THE PROVOST MIGHT BE EXPLAINED BY THE FACT THAT THE PRISONERS ARE ITALIANS AND THEREFORE VERY WELL BEHAVED.

013280

013354

1942-10-05. PTE. S. COLLINS WAS THE MOST FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN IN THE WESTERN DESERT FOR ONE GLORIOUS DAY. THIS WAS WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL PRESENTED HIM WITH ONE OF HIS FAMOUS CIGARS, WHICH HE HAS IN HIS MOUTH HERE. ASKED IF HE WERE GOING TO SMOKE IT, COLLINS REPLIED EMPHATICALLY THAT HE INTENDED TO...

013354

013352

NOVEMBER 1942. THIS PICTURE FROM THE WESTERN DESERT WAS TAKEN SHORTLY AFTER THE GREAT BATTLE OF ALAMEIN DURING WHICH AN A.I.F. UNIT PERFORMED MAGNIFICENTLY AGAINST THE ADVANCING AXIS FORCES. IT COMMEMORATES A SERVICE HELD BY SALVATION ARMY COMMISSIONER TIBBS DURING WHICH HE GAVE A TALK THAT HAS...

013352

013281

TWO WELL KNOWN A.I.F. OFFICERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHO ARE PLAYING AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE OPERATIONS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FORCE NOW ENGAGED IN THE WESTERN DESERT. THEY ARE BRIGADIER RAYMOND W. TOVELL AND MAJOR FINLAY.

013281

013276

1942-09-21. GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD, G.O.C. OF THE A.I.F. IN THE MIDDLE EAST, CONFERRING WITH BRIGADIER TOVELL AT "TECHNICAL HEADQUARTER" JUST BEHIND THE FRONT LINE OF THE A.I.F. IN THE WESTERN DESERT. (NEGATIVE BY HURLEY).

013276

013272

1942-09-21. A CONCENTRATION OF AXIS PRISONERS TAKEN IN THE WESTERN DESERT DURING ROMMEL'S RECENT ATTEMPT TO REACH ALEXANDRIA.

013272

013355

1942-10-05. PTE. S. COLLINS WAS THE MOST FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN IN THE WESTERN DESERT FOR ONE GLORIOUS DAY. THIS WAS WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL PRESENTED HIM WITH ONE OF HIS FAMOUS CIGARS, WHICH HE HAS IN HIS MOUTH HERE. ASKED IF HE WERE GOING TO SMOKE IT, COLLINS REPLIED EMPHATICALLY THAT HE INTENDED TO...

013355

013345

The original caption from the Department of Information file reads as follows: "Some men of the AIF in the Western Desert came under enemy fire in a most unexpected manner during a lull in the fighting. While examining a smouldering German tank that had been heavily strafed by our aircraft...

013345

013464

Among the Australian troops serving in the western desert at present is Sapper A W Kahn (right with accordion), well-known to New South Wales radio audiences as "bimbo", and of whom it is said "he makes mess-time bright with wit and song, and is as popular in the kitchen as he was on the radio....

013464

012748

A SPLENDID FEAT OF RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION IN SYRIA. BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS, SUPERVISING AN ARMY OF OVER 20,000 LABOURERS OF MANY NATIONALITIES, HAVE CARRIED OUT THE WORK, WHICH WILL LINK THE IMPORTANT SEAPORTS OF HAIFA AND TRIPOLI, AND GIVE AN...

012748

012867

1942-07-14. TEEMING OF "RIMMED" STEEL FROM 80-TON LADLES INTO 3 1/2 TON INGOT MOULDS AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS.

012867

012862

1942-07-14. ONE OF THE THREE BLAST FURNACES IN WHICH PIG IRON IS MADE AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS.

012862

012857

1942-07-14. BLAST FURNACE PLANT AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS VIEWED FROM THE WATERFRONT.

012857

012749A

AN INSCRIPTION BEING CUT INTO A CLIFF TO RECORD THE CAPTURE OF DAMOUR BY THE AUSTRALIANS, AND OF DAMASCUS BY ALLIED TROOPS. THE CLIFF IS BESIDE A RAILWAY BEING CONSTRUCTED TO LINK HAIFA AND TRIPOLI. THE TWO SOLDIERS WORKING THE STONE ARE FORMER STONEMASONS WX3695 PRIVATE G. S. SKIPWORTH, AUSTRALIAN...

012749A

012750

A SPLENDID FEAT OF RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION IN SYRIA. BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS, SUPERVISING AN ARMY OF OVER 20,000 LABOURERS OF MANY NATIONALITIES, HAVE CARRIED OUT THE WORK, WHICH WILL LINK THE IMPORTANT SEAPORTS OF HAIFA AND TRIPOLI, AND GIVE AN...

012750

012858

1942-07-14. A SECTION OF THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS BLAST FURNACE PLANT AS SEEN FROM THE DECK OF A VESSEL AT THE PRODUCTS LOADING WHARF.

012858

012863

1942-07-14. SCENE ON THE BLAST FURNACE CASTING FLOOR AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS AS THE FURNACE MEN WORK ON THE JOB OF PIERCING THE CLAY PLUG WHICH WILL RELEASE A TORRENT OF MOLTEN PIG IRON.

012863

012744

1942-07-02. A SPLENDID FEAT OF RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION IN SYRIA. BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS, SUPERVISING AN ARMY OF OVER 20,000 LABOURERS OF MANY NATIONALITIES, HAVE CARRIED OUT THE WORK, WHICH WILL LINK THE IMPORTANT SEAPORTS OF HAIFA AND TRIPOLI, AND...

012744

012747

A SPLENDID FEAT OF RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION IN SYRIA. BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS, SUPERVISING AN ARMY OF OVER 20,000 LABOURERS OF MANY NATIONALITIES, HAVE CARRIED OUT THE WORK, WHICH WILL LINK THE IMPORTANT SEAPORTS OF HAIFA AND TRIPOLI, AND GIVE AN...

012747

012868

1942-07-14. "RIMMING" STEEL SHOWN POURING FROM THE FOOT OF AN 80-TON LADLE INTO INGOT MOULDS AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS OPEN HEARTH PLANT. THE OPERATOR AT RIGHT CONTROLS THE FLOW OF THE MOLTEN STEEL AND HE WEARS DARK GLASSES AS PROTECTION AGAINST THE GALRE.

012868

012746

A SPLENDID FEAT OF RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION IN SYRIA. BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS, SUPERVISING AN ARMY OF OVER 20,000 LABOURERS OF MANY NATIONALITIES, HAVE CARRIED OUT THE WORK, WHICH WILL LINK THE IMPORTANT SEAPORTS OF HAIFA AND TRIPOLI, AND GIVE AN...

012746

012864

1942-07-14. THE OPEN HEARTH CHARGING FLOOR AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS. IN THE FOREGROUND IS AN ELECTRICALLY-OPERATED FURNACE CHARGING MACHINE, AND IN THE BACKGROUND, A LADLE CONTAINING MOLTEN PIG IRON IS SHOWN BEING PLACED IN POSITION FOR POURING INTO A FURNACE.

012864

012869

1942-07-14. STEEL FOR THE NEEDS OF WAR WILL BE SHAPED BY THIS STEEL ROLL SHOWN IN A LATHE AND BEING MEASURED WITH AN OUTSIZE IN CALIPERS AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS.

012869

012859

1942-07-14. A STRIKING VIEW OF THE ORE BERTHS AND STORAGE AREA AT THE NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS WATERFRONT. SHOWN IN THE ILLUSTRATION SPANNING THE ORE PILE IS THE TEN-TON ORE BRIDGE ENTIRELY AUSTRALIAN IN DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE, THE NO. 3 BLAST FURNACE (RIGHT).

012859

012860

1942-07-14. A SECTION OF THE BENZOL PLANT AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS.

012860

012870

1942-07-14. A SECTION OF THE MACHINE SHOP AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS.

012870

012865

1942-07-14. GIVING ONE OF THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS THIRTEEN OPEN HEARTH FURNACES A "DRINK" OF MOLTEN PIG IRON. THIS OPEN HEARTH FURNACE PLANT SUPPLIES THE BULK OF THE STEEL WHICH AUSTRALIA'S WAR EFFORT DEPENDS.

012865

012745

A SPLENDID FEAT OF RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION IN SYRIA. BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS, SUPERVISING AN ARMY OF OVER 20,000 LABOURERS OF MANY NATIONALITIES, HAVE CARRIED OUT THE WORK, WHICH WILL LINK THE IMPORTANT SEAPORTS OF HAIFA AND TRIPOLI, AND GIVE AN...

012745

012749

AN INSCRIPTION CUT INTO A CLIFF TO RECORD THE CAPTURE OF DAMOUR BY THE AUSTRALIANS, AND OF DAMASCUS BY ALLIED TROOPS. THE CLIFF IS BESIDE A RAILWAY BEING CONSTRUCTED TO LINK HAIFA AND TRIPOLI. THE TWO SOLDIERS WHO WORKED THE STONE ARE FORMER STONEMASONS WX3695 PRIVATE G. S. SKIPWORTH, AUSTRALIAN...

012749

012866

1942-07-14. HERE IS HOWN THE TAPPING SIDE OF THE OPEN HEARTH FURNACE PLANT AT THE BROKEN HILL PROPRIETY'S NEWCASTLE STEEL WORKS. THIS SIDE OF THE FURNACE IS LOWER THAN THE CHARGING SIDE WITH THE RESULT THAT WHEN THE MOLTEN STEEL IS READY TO TAP A PLUG IS KNOCKED OUT OF THE FURNACE AND THE STEEL...

012866

010458

1941-09. LOOKING DOWN FROM THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY NATIVITY ONTO BETHLEHEM.

010458

010456

1941-09. LOOKING DOWN FROM THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY NATIVITY ONTO BETHLEHEM.

010456

010459

1941-09. LOOKING DOWN FROM THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY NATIVITY ONTO BETHLEHEM.

010459

010457

1941-09. LOOKING DOWN FROM THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY NATIVITY ONTO BETHLEHEM.

010457

010460

1941-09. BETHLEHEM. LOOKING DOWN FROM THE TOP OF THE BELL TOWER ON THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY NATIVITY.

010460

010461

1941-09. BETHLEHEM. LOOKING DOWN FROM THE BELL-TOWER OF THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY.

010461

011503

ALEPPO, SYRIA. 1942-01. MEN OF A MOTOR CYCLE PATROL OF 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT RIDE INTO A VILLAGE LED BY A NATIVE ON A DONKEY.

011503

011502

1942-01. SYRIA. MEMBERS OF AN A.I.F. BAND AMUSE THE CHILDREN OF THE VILLAGE OF QUASSAB. 2/9TH BATTALION PRIVATE A. FRANKLIN OF WYNDHAM. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011502

011413

1942-01. SYRIA. 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT, AN AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED UNIT, ON MANOEUVRES NEAR ALEPPO IN NORTHERN SYRIA. THE CITADEL AND TOWN CAN BE SEEN IN BACKGROUND. NOTE THE WINTER SNOW ON THE GROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011413

011453

1942-01. SYRIA. THE VILLAGE OF NERAB IS TYPICAL OF NUMEROUS SIMILAR VILLAGES THAT ARE TO BE FOUND ON THE PLAINS OF N.E. SYRIA.

011453

011493

1942-01. LEBANON. MEMBERS OF A SKI PATROL (AIF) ON THE SNOW FIELDS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011493

011394

1942-01. SYRIA. MAJOR SAVAGE, COMMANDANT OF THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL OPENED IN LEBANON IN DECEMBER 1941. FORMERLY WITH THE SIGNALS CORPS AND FROM C CONCORD, HE IS WITH MAJOR RIDDELL, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR OF THE SCHOOL. THEY BOTH WEAR WHITE ALPINE GEAR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011394

011395

1942-01. SYRIA. MAJOR SAVAGE, COMMANDANT OF THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL OPENED IN LEBANON IN DECEMBER 1941. FORMERLY WITH THE SIGNALS CORPS AND FROM C CONCORD, HE IS WITH MAJOR RIDDELL, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR OF THE SCHOOL. THEY BOTH WEAR WHITE ALPINE GEAR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011395

011414

1942-01. SYRIA. 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT, AN AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED UNIT, ON MANOEUVRES NEAR ALEPPO IN NORTHERN SYRIA. THE CITADEL AND TOWN CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND. NOTE THE WINTER SNOW ON THE GROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011414

011404

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. AUSTRALIAN SKI PATROL IN THE SNOW READY FOR ACTION. THE SIX MEN ARE MAJOR RIDDELL, SGT. DUE, CAPT. C. PARSONS, CAPT. R. MOONEY, SGT. L. S. SALMON, AND SGT. J. ABBOTT SMITH OF KOSCIUSKO. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011404

011494

1942-01. LEBANON. MEMBERS OF THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL ASSEMBLED OUTSIDE THE CHALET BEFORE SETTING OUT FOR THE DAY'S TRAINING. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011494

011392

1942-01. SYRIA. MAJOR SAVAGE, COMMANDANT OF THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL OPENED IN LEBANON IN DECEMBER 1941. FORMERLY WITH THE SIGNALS CORPS AND FROM C CONCORD, HE IS WITH MAJOR RIDDELL, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR OF THE SCHOOL. THEY BOTH WEAR WHITE ALPINE GEAR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011392

011378

1942-01. LEBANON. MEN RECRUITED FROM AUSTRALIAN ARMY UNITS, NOW PUPILS AT THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL. THESE PICTURES SHOW THE MORNING PARADE BEFORE GOING TO THE TRAINING GROUNDS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011378

011393

1942-01. SYRIA. MAJOR SAVAGE, COMMANDANT OF THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL OPENED IN LEBANON IN DECEMBER 1941. FORMERLY WITH THE SIGNALS CORPS AND FROM C CONCORD, HE IS WITH MAJOR RIDDELL, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR OF THE SCHOOL. THEY BOTH WEAR WHITE ALPINE GEAR. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011393

011376

1942-01. LEBANON. MEN RECRUITED FROM AUSTRALIAN ARMY UNITS, NOW PUPILS AT THE AIF SKI SCHOOL. THESE PICTURES SHOW THE MORNING PARADE BEFORE GOING OUT TO THE TRAINING GROUNDS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011376

011407

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. A GENERAL LINE UP OF A CLASS AT THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL WHICH OPENED IN DECEMBER 1941. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011407

011447

1942-01. SYRIA. YOUNG BLOODS OF THE VILLAGE GET THEMSELVES INITIATED INTO THE EXCITING MYSTERIES OF MOTOR CYCLE RIDING, BY MEMBERS OF AN AUSTRALIAN RECONNAISSANCE PATROL. LEFT TO RIGHT: TROOPER (TPR) R. CAPP, TPRS. J. HORSEMAN, M. RUSHTON, D. RAPPEL, J.D. WING. H.Q.'S SQUAD. 7TH DIVISION CAVALRY...

011447

011383

LEBANON. 1942-01. MEMBERS OF THE SKI SCHOOL PASS IN LINE FORMATION ALONG A SNOW COVERED SLOPE THROUGH THE CEDARS OF LEBANON ON THEIR WAY OUT TO THE SKIING GROUNDS.

011383

011388

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. A LINE UP OF MEMBERS OF THE SKI SCHOOL PRACTISING THE "KICK-TURN". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011388

011408

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. AUST. SKI SCHOOL. RETURNING TO THE CHALET. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011408

011390

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. A LINE UP OF MEMBERS OF THE SKI SCHOOL PRACTISING THE "KICK-TURN". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011390

011442

1942-01. SYRIA. AUSTRALIAN MOTOR-BIKE PATROL ENTERING A VILLAGE ON A FRIENDLY VISIT DURING THEIR RECONNAISSANCE OF THE DISTRICT.

011442

011377

1942-01. LEBANON. MEN RECRUITED FROM AUSTRALIAN ARMY UNITS, NOW PUPILS AT THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL. THESE PICTURES SHOW THE MORNING PARADE BEFORE GOING TO THE TRAINING GROUNDS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011377

011454

1942-01. SYRIA. TRAVELLING SOUTHWARD, AND ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE GREAT LEBANON RANGE FROM ALEPPO, THE ROAD RUNS THROUGH THE OLD RIVER TOWN OF HAMA, NOTED FOR ITS FAMOUS WATER-WHEELS, WHICH ARE THE ONLY PRESENT CLAIM TO FAME THE TOWN HAS.

011454

011380

1942-01. LEBANON. MEN RECRUITED FROM AUSTRALIAN ARMY UNITS, NOW PUPILS AT THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL. THESE PICTURES SHOW THE MORNING PARADE AT THE FOOT OF A SNOW COVERED SLOPE LINED WITH CEDAR TREES, BEFORE GOING TO THE TRAINING GROUNDS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011380

011379

1942-01. LEBANON. MEN RECRUITED FROM AUSTRALIAN ARMY UNITS, NOW PUPILS AT THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL. THESE PICTURES SHOW THE MORNING PARADE BEFORE GOING TO THE TRAINING GROUNDS. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011379

011389

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. A LINE UP OF MEMBERS OF THE SKI SCHOOL PRACTISING THE "KICK-TURN". (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011389

011460

TRAVELLING SOUTHWARD, AND ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE GREAT LEBANON RANGE FROM ALEPPO, THE ROAD RUNS THROUGH THE OLD RIVER TOWN OF HAMA, NOTED FOR ITS FAMOUS WATER-WHEELS, WHICH ARE THE ONLY PRESENT CLAIM TO FAME THE TOWN HAS.

011460

011391

1942-01. SYRIA - LEBANON. A.I.F. SKI SCHOOL. GROUP PERFORMING THE "SNOW PLOUGH" DESCENT DOWN A SNOW COVERED SLOPE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011391

011415

1942-01. SYRIA. 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT, AN AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED UNIT, ON MANOEUVRES NEAR ALEPPO IN NORTHERN SYRIA. THE CITADEL AND TOWN CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND. NOTE THE WINTER SNOW ON THE GROUND. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011415

011405

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. AUSTRALIAN SKI PATROL IN THE SNOW READY FOR ACTION. THE SIX MEN ARE MAJOR RIDDELL, SGT. DUE, CAPT. C. PARSONS, CAPT. R. MOONEY, SGT. L. S. SALMON, AND SGT. J. ABBOTT SMITH OF KOSCIUSKO. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011405

011401

1942-01. SYRIA. TRAINEES AT THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL OPENED IN LEBANON IN DECEMBER 1941 WEARING THE WHITE ALPINE GEAR COMMON TO SKI TROOPES. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011401

011504

1942-01. SYRIA. TRAINEES AT THE 1 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SKI SCHOOL SET OUT ALONG A TRACK ACROSS A SNOW COVERED SLOPE IN THE LEBANON RANGES. THE TREES IN THE BACKGROUND ARE THE FAMOUS CEDARS OF LEBANON. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011504

011406

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. AUSTRALIAN SKI PATROL IN THE SNOW READY FOR ACTION. THE SIX MEN ARE MAJOR RIDDELL, SGT. DUE, CAPT. C. PARSONS, CAPT. R. MOONEY, SGT. L. S. SALMON, AND SGT. J. ABBOTT SMITH OF KOSCIUSKO. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011406

011453A

1942-01. SYRIA. THE VILLAGE OF NERAB IS TYPICAL OF NUMEROUS SIMILAR VILLAGES THAT ARE TO BE FOUND ON THE PLAINS OF N.E. SYRIA.

011453A

011402

1942-01. SYRIA. - LEBANON. AUSTRALIAN SKI PATROL READY FOR ACTION. THE SIX MEN ARE MAJOR RIDDELL, SGT. DUE, CAPT. C. PARSONS, CAPT. R. MOONEY, SGT. L. S. SALMON, AND SGT. J. ABBOTT SMITH OF KOSCIUSKO. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

011402

010557

1941-09-05. OVERLOOKING THE BAY OF ST. GEORGE IN LEBANON.

010557

010507

Casa. C Squadron, 6th Australian Cavalry Regiment. Back Row; Corporal (Cpl) Monaghan; Trooper Norris; Tpr Webb; Tpr Monaghan; Tpr Flack; Tpr Colwell; Tpr Woodrow; Tpr Milne; Tpr O'Brien; Tpr Marchant; Tpr Nicklason; Tpr Hadley; Cpl Rowe; Cpl Boyle and Tpr Potter. Sixth row: Lance Sergeant (L Sgt)...

010507

010547

GENERAL ALLEN GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 7TH DIVISION WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL M. MOTEN CO 2/27TH BATTALION.

010547

010550

THE 2/27TH BATTALION MARCHING TOWARDS THE VILLAGE OF HAMMANA EN ROUTE TO THEIR CAMP IN THE BARRACKS JUST OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE.

010550

010551

THE 2/27TH BATTALION MARCHING TOWARDS THE VILLAGE OF HAMMANA EN ROUTE TO THEIR CAMP IN THE BARRACKS JUST OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE.

010551

010554

1941-09-06. TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF A SMALL MOUNTAIN VILLAGE IN LEBANON.

010554

010555

1941-09-05. TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF A SMALL MOUNTAIN VILLAGE IN LEBANON.

010555

010558

1941-09. 'PIPE MAJOR' CORPORAL G. WOODS OF SWAN HILL, VICTORIA AT DEIR SUNEID. CORPORAL WOODS IS THE LEADER OF THE 2/4 AUSTRALIAN ARMY FIELD WORKSHOP PIPE BAND.

010558

010546

GENERAL ALLEN , GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL M. MOTEN CO 2/27TH BATTALION.

010546

010556

1941-09-04. VILLAGE OF HAROUN, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE LEBANON AND SUMMER HOME OF MANY OF THE WEALTHIER PEOPLE OF BEIRUT (INCLUDING THE BRITISH CONSUL).

010556

010549

THE 2/27TH BATTALION MARCHING TOWARDS THE VILLAGE OF HAMMANA EN ROUTE TO THEIR CAMP IN THE BARRACKS JUST OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

010549

014132

1943-01-20. BEFORE A RAF BOMB CAME DOWN THIS MANGLED HEAP OF WRECKAGE WAS AN AMMUNITION TRAIN MOVING UP TO SUPPLY ROMMEL'S ARMY. OF ALL THE HAVOC WROUGHT BY THE RAF TO THE AFRIKA CORPS SUPPLY LINES, THIS WAS THE MOST SPECTACULAR.

014132

014114

1943-01-20. DAWN ATTACK. TANKS GOING INTO ACTION NEAR SIDI BARRANI IN A DAWN ATTACK ON THE REARGUARD OF ROMMEL'S FLEEING FORCES.

014114

014134

1943-01-20. A BIG JOB FACED TRANSPORT COMPANIES WHO HAD TO CLEAR THE ROAD FOR THE 8TH ARMY AS IT ADVANCED IN PURSUIT OF ROMMEL. R.A.F. ACTIVITIES CAUSED MANY A BLOCK OF WRECKED GERMAN EQUIPMENT. HERE IS A TRANSPORT COMPANY HARD AT WORK ON A HEAP OF WRECKAGE.

014134

014122

1943-01-20. STREAMS OF TRANSPORT THAT SEEMED ENDLESS AND WHICH OFTEN STRETCHED FOR A HUNDRED MILES CHASED ROMMEL'S RETREATING ARMY THROUGH THE WESTERN DESERT.

014122

014125

Westward Ho 1 streams of Australian Army transport vehicles hurrying in the wake of Rommel's retreating army in the Western Desert.

014125

014153

1943-01-22. OUTFITS BY "ROMMEL & CO". ADVANCED TROOPS OF THE 8TH ARMY HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES REFITTING WITH BOOTS, UNIFORMS, AND SUNDRIES LEFT BEHIND BY A GERMAN QUARTERMASTER. THIS TRUCK WAS IN AN AMMUNITION TRAIN BLASTED BY THE R.A.F. AND THE STORES IN IT WERE PRACTICALLY UNDAMAGED. IT WAS A...

014153

014133

1943-01-20. BEFORE A RAF BOMB CAME DOWN THIS MANGLED HEAP OF WRECKAGE WAS AN AMMUNITION TRAIN MOVING UP TO SUPPLY ROMMEL'S ARMY. OF ALL THE HAVOC WROUGHT BY THE RAF TO THE AFRIKA CORPS SUPPLY LINES, THIS WAS THE MOST SPECTACULAR.

014133

014169

1943-01-22. TWO OF HITLER'S CRACK GUNNERS. THESE TWO GERMAN GUNNERS TAKE AN ENFORCED REST AND AN AL FRESCO MEAL IN A PRISONERS OF WAR COMPOUND AFTER THEIR CAPTURE BY THE 8TH ARMY. (NEGATIVE BY F. HURLEY).

014169

014129

ALMOST INTACT. A MESSERSCHMITT AIRCRAFT THAT CAME OUT TO STRAFE THE EIGHTH ARMY CONVOYS NEAR FUKA, AND WAS SHOT DOWN, ALMOST UNDAMAGED. IT'S PILOT WAS TAKEN PRISONER, AND THE CONVOYS ROLLED ON.

014129

014118

ANOTHER ONE THAT DIDN'T GET AWAY. A GERMAN PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III MEDIUM TANK ON A GERMAN TANK TRANSPORTER TRAILER, WITH TYRE TROUBLE, ON THE WAY TO SIDI BARRANI. NOTE THAT THE AFTER PART OF THE TRAILER CAN BE STEERED INDEPENDENTLY.

014118

014131

1943-01-20. BEFORE A RAF BOMB CAME DOWN THIS MANGLED HEAP OF WRECKAGE WAS AN AMMUNITION TRAIN MOVING UP TO SUPPLY ROMMEL'S ARMY. OF ALL THE HAVOC WROUGHT BY THE RAF TO THE AFRIKA CORPS SUPPLY LINES, THIS WAS THE MOST SPECTACULAR.

014131

014126

1943-01-20. IN SEARCH OF ROMMEL. RELENTLESS STREAMS OF TRANSPORT ROLLED ALONG THE DESERT ROAD ON THE HEELS OF ROMMEL'S RETREATING AFRIKA CORPS ARMY.

014126

B01627

Australians of the Imperial Camel Corps on the sandhills, lined up on their camels. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.007.

B01627

010559

1941-10. KATANA. NEAR DAMASCUS. THREE FREE FRENCH OFFICERS. L-R. COMM. DE JOLLINIERE, COMM. BROCHE AND LIEUTENANT LIGER.

010559

014319

1943-02-09. EIGHTH ARMY'S ADVANCE. ROMMEL'S GUNNERS HAD TO LEAVE THIS GERMAN 88MM FLAK 36 DUAL PURPOSE GUN BEHIND AT EL DABA.

014319

014318

1943-02-09. EIGHTH ARMY'S ADVANCE. TWENTY-FIVE TROOPS WITH ALL EQUIPMENT COULD TRAVEL IN THIS GERMAN BATTLE BUGGY. IT IS CAPABLE OF CROSSING ANY TYPE OF COUNTRY, AND CAN ALSO BE USED FOR TOWING. AN EFFICIENT UNIT OF ROMMEL'S ARMY - TILL THE EIGHTH ARMY CAUGHT UP WITH IT IN THE DESERT.

014318

014320

EIGHTH ARMY'S ADVANCE. THIS GERMAN FLAK 18 DUAL PURPOSE 8.8 CM ANTI TANK ACK ACK GUN DID TWO JOBS AND DID THEM BOTH WELL. EIGHTH ARMY TROOPS SAY IT WAS ONE OF THE FINEST WEAPONS USED AGAINST THEM. NOW SENUSSI ARABS ARE TRYING TO MASTER ITS MECHANISM WHILE IT AWAITS THE ATTENTION OF THE SALVAGE...

014320

014261

1943-01-27. SUPPLIED BY ROMMEL. A SCENE IN BARCE WHERE NATIVES ORGANISED A BAZAAR ON THE PAVEMENT AND SOLD GERMAN AND ITALIAN UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR A FEW LIRE.

014261

014323

IMMOBILISED. THE EIGHTH ARMY SPIKED ROMMEL'S GUNS IN LIBYA. HERE ARE SOME OF THEM AWAITING SALVAGE WITH OTHER CAPTURED EQUIPMENT.

014323

014321

ANTI-TANK GUN. THIS GERMAN ANTI-TANK GUN (50 MM HIGH VELOCITY) IS WAITING FOR THE SALVAGE CORPS ALONG THE ROUTE OF THE EIGHTH ARMY'S ADVANCE.

014321

014315

1943-02-09. EIGHTH ARMY'S ADVANCE. AN ITALIAN 90/53 90MM GUN ON A TRUCK MOUNTING JOINING THE ROWS OF DERELICT AXIS VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT JETTISONED BY ROMMEL'S ARMY.

014315

014258

1943-01-27. EIGHTH ARMY ADVANCE. A SABOTAGED GERMAN s.F.H. 18, K39 GUN LEFT BEHIND BY THE AXIS FORCES AS THEY RETREATED THROUGH LIBYA. THIS IS TYPICAL OF THE THOROUGH DESTRUCTION OF ARTILLERY PIECES BY THE GERMANS.

014258

014326

IMPROVISED MOUNTING OF A RUSSIAN M1936 76.2 MM ANTI TANK GUN ON A CZECH T.38 TANK HULL (THE WHOLE IS KNOWN AS AN SDKFZ 139 MARDER III). THIS POWERFUL GERMAN ANTI TANK GUN CARRIED ARMOUR PROTECTION FOR THE CREW ONLY IN FRONT; THE TOP AND BACK WERE OPEN. THESE WEAPONS WITH THE LONG BARRELS WERE,...

014326

014266

1943-01-27. LEFT BEHIND. THIS COLLECTION OF ANTI-TANK GUNS WAS MADE AT DABA. WHEN ROMMEL 'PACKED UP' HE DIDN'T HAVE ROOM FOR THEM, AND NOW THEY'RE ADDED TO THE EIGHTH ARMY'S BAG OF CAPTURED EQUIPMENT.

014266

014324

IMPROVISED MOUNTING OF A RUSSIAN M1936 76.2 MM ANTI TANK GUN ON A CZECH T.38 TANK HULL (THE WHOLE IS KNOWN AS AN SDKFZ 139 MARDER III). THIS GERMAN ANTI TANK GUN, WHICH FIRED A SHELL 9 LBS IN WEIGHT WITH A MUZZLE VELOCITY OF 5000 FEET A SECOND, WAS PUT OUT OF ACTION BY THE EIGHTH ARMY.

014324

014322

MUNITIONS FROM HITLER. THESE HEAVY GERMAN 5.9 - INCH GUNS WILL FIGHT ON OUR SIDE NOW. THEY ARE PART OF THE BOOTY CAPTURED BY THE EIGHTH ARMY IN LIBYA.

014322

B01646

Two Bristol F2B fighters serial A7194 (left) of No 1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps beside a canvas hangar. Unidentified members of the squadron are working on the aircraft. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.026.

B01646

B01475

Group portrait of Officers of No. 1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps at their camp on the Philistine Plain. Back row, left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Traill; Lt Francis William Fellowes Lukis; Lt Taplin; Lt Watt; Lt Lee; Lt Peters; Lt C. J. Vyner; Lt Sprague; Lt Beaton; Lt Rogers; unidentified; Lt...

B01475

B01673

The pilot and observer standing next to a parked Bristol Fighter F.2B, serial A-7200, of 1 Squadron, AFC. The camp of the Australian Flying Corps is in the background. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.056.

B01673

B01638

A Bristol Fighter F2B serial B1128, two Martinsydes and a BE2 aircraft of the Australian Flying Corps, photographed from inside a hangar. Note the tented camp in the background. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.018.

B01638

B01590

Staff-Sergeants of the Australian Flying Corps. (back row, third from right) is Lieutenant Hudson Fysh of No. 1 Squadron, AFC.

B01590

B01589

A Bristol F2B Fighter serial A-7200 of the No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.

B01589

B01663

An inspection of the aircraft of No 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. Left to right are three Bristol Fighters, a Martinsyde and BE2 aircraft. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.045.

B01663

E00711

A scene on the Menin Road near Hooge, looking towards Birr Cross Roads, during the battle on 20 September 1917. The wounded on the stretchers are waiting to be taken to the clearing stations; others able to walk are making their way along the road as far as possible. Identified are: Major (Maj) G A...

E00711

B01730

A view of the road to Jerusalem, showing the remarkable 'hair pin' bends in the road. The country at this point is a series of small gullies, and the winding formation was adopted to save bridge work. Road workers can be seen in the distance. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same...

B01730

B01586

Jewish men, women and children at the wailing wall.

B01586

E00872

Motor and horse transport passing through Vlamertinghe, near Ypres. Motor transport, including six Australian companies, continuously used the cobbled road from Poperinghe to Ypres. The photograph illustrates the observance of the rule laid down for all roads, the slower vehicles moving in a single...

E00872

B01414

Members of the 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment "boiling the billy" on the desert sand after a hard day's ride. The Sergeant kneeling is Sgt Clarence Garland Plenty and standing third from left is Trooper Arthur Herbert Davies. Their colour patch, black over white, is worn on their sleeves. A ...

B01414

008749

PALESTINE, 1941-06. MEMBERS OF A 2/14TH BATTALION, AIF, MORTAR DETACHMENT. THE PERSONNEL ARE: PRIVATE BISHELL, PRIVATE BUTTERWOOD, PRIVATE ROGERS, PRIVATE JESSUP; THIRD FROM THE LEFT IS CORPORAL SARGENT (LATER, AS A LIEUTENANT, KILLED AT RIMAU).

008749

008756

SYRIA, 1941-06. CAPTAIN FRANK HURLEY PHOTOGRAPHING THE COUNTRY THROUGH WHICH THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS FOUGHT AND ADVANCED AGAINST THE VICHY FRENCH. (PHOTOGRAPHER: F. HURLEY).

008756

008246

SYRIA. A.I.F. TROOPS MOVE STEALTHILY ALONG AN EXPOSED SCARP BEFORE ATTACKING AN ENEMY POSITION.

008246

E01175

An unidentified officer entering the basket of an observation balloon prior to ascending near Ypres. Note the 'SJ' on the parachute harness that the officer is wearing.

E01175

E01248

A large group of unidentified soldiers inflating an observation balloon near Ypres.

E01248

E01173

An observation balloon about to ascend. Note the vehicle on the left and the large group of unidentified soldiers around the balloon. (See E01125 and E01174)

E01173

008750

PALESTINE, 1941-06. A BRIEF REST WHILE SCALING THE HEIGHTS THAT OVERLOOK THE SYRIAN BORDER - MEMBERS OF THE 2/25TH BATTALION A. COMPANY.

008750

E00769

Three Australian Lewis gunners firing at a Gotha aircraft flying over Hooge, in the Ypres salient. Identified, left to right: Lieutenant D W Evans (Lewis Gun Officer); unidentified (sitting); 4199 Lance Corporal R Friday.

E00769

E01176

An unidentified member of the 69th Australian Squadron, later designated No. 3 Australian Flying Corps (AFC), fixing incendiary bombs to an R.E.8 aircraft at the AFC airfield north west of Arras. The entire squadron was operating from Savy (near Arras) on 22 October 1917, having arrived there on 9...

E01176

008259

AQUEDUCTS DATING BACK TO THE ROMAN OCCUPATION OF SYRIA OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO ARE STILL IN USE. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS FOUND THEIR COOL WATERS REFRESHING AFTER ARDUOUS DESERT MARCHES. ARMY COOKS ERECTED THEIR KITCHEN UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES WELL CONCEALED FROM DIVE- BOMBERS.

008259

008744

PALESTINE, 1941-06, ON A STUBBLE FIELD NEAR AFULA. THE 2/14TH BATTALION, AIF, ENJOYS THE CHANGE AFTER STRENUOUS TIMES IN THE WESTERN DESERT. (PHOTOGRAPHER: F. HURLEY).

008744

008751

PALESTINE, 1941-06. A BRIEF REST WHILE SCALING THE HEIGHTS THAT OVERLOOK THE SYRIAN BORDER - MEMBERS OF THE 2/25TH BATTALION A. COMPANY.

008751

008258

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS TOOK POSSESSION OF THIS ANCIENT CASTLE BUILT BY THE CRUSADERS ON A HILL OVERLOOKING SIDON. CAPTURED BY THE AUSTRALIANS DURING THE ADVANCE INTO SYRIA, SIDON WAS DECLARED AN OPEN TOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THIS HISTORIC AREA.

008258

E04590

A wrecked D.H.5 Serial A9434 near Railway Dugout in the Ypres Sector, it had crashed whilst assisting the operations of the infantry in the attack on Passchendaele Ridge, three days previously. (Note the Squadron marking of thin white band behind the cockpit).

E04590

E04609

The wreckage of two British scout aircraft which collided in mid-air in the Ypres Sector. No identification details were recorded for the men in this group. See also E04532.

E04609

E04616

Near Ypres, Belgium. 1 November 1917. A British FE2 Pusher aircraft which crashed near the Ypres-Poperinghe Road on 1 November. Note the number 5 on the upper wing.

E04616

E02095

A communication trench 25 feet below the surface, excavated by the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, in the Ypres sector. Owing to the sodden nature of the earth the passage ways had to be heavily timbered. 3607 Sergeant A. Hood has been up to his knees in mud.

E02095

E01221

Three members of the 10th Mobile Ordnance Workshop at Steenvoorde, forging a piece of steel for the repair of a heavy Howitzer.

E01221

E01230

View of the remaining portion of a wall of the ruined Cloth Hall at Ypres. Note the other shell damaged buildings in the background.

E01230

E01229

A 6 Inch 26 CWT Mark I Howitzer. One of a battery which participated in the Third Battle of Ypres. Note the pedrails (sometimes referred to as girdles) by which the passage of the gun over the muddy ground was made possible.

E01229

E01120

An officer of the 30th Battalion in the trenches near Zonnebeke, in the Ypres Sector, making the daily inspection of his mens' feet during the Third Battle of Ypres. Left to right: unidentified (background); unidentified (partially obscured); Lieutenant (Lt) W Williams; unidentified; 3875 Private J...

E01120

E01206

Australian mechanics of the 24th and 29th Ordnance Mobile Workshops near Reninghelst, overhauling Australian field guns, after the recent heavy firing during the Third Battle of Ypres. The 29th Ordnance Workshop was an Imperial unit, commanded at the time of the photograph by Captain Donald Ross...

E01206

E01237

View of the gateway to the battlefield of Ypres through Chateau Wood, in the Ypres Salient. Note the soldier in the foreground, taking cover behind the shell damaged tree trunk.

E01237

E01129

A congested dugout, fifteen feet below the surface level of the ramparts at Ypres, where some of the 1st Divisional units were enjoying a rest from the line. Note the steel girder ceiling and heavy supporting uprights. Accommodation for a considerable number of men was provided in the underground...

E01129

E01409

View from Stirling Castle which commanded an extensive sweep over the Australian lines, showing two derelict tanks and, in the distance, Sanctuary Wood. Churned by shells and flooded with heavy rains, the ground became a quagmire, a condition that was almost general through the Ypres Sector during...

E01409

E01064

Cooks of the 2nd Battalion preparing bully beef rissoles for the evening mean at Ypres. With the aid of the mincer, the eternal 'bully' was turned into a variety of dishes. Identified are: Lance Corporal D McPherson (left foreground), cutting what appears to be bacon; R Egan (checking the contents...

E01064

E00714

An unidentified stretcher case being attended to at an advanced dressing station of the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, near the Menin Road at Ypres. Identified, left to right: Major D Mackenzie DSO; 13780 Private (Pte) R J Garlick; 18042 Pte W Baird; 91 Pte A W Ferguson; Captain O A Field; 66 Pte...

E00714

E00810

A dump of 18 pounder shell cases at Birr Cross Roads, in the Ypres Sector, where positions were occupied by the 2nd Divisional Artillery, during the battle of Zonnebeke, 20 September 1917, when these shells were used. When this photograph was taken, the batteries had moved forward to positions...

E00810

E00825

Soldiers of the 45th Battalion wearing gas respirators in a trench at Garter Point, in the Ypres Sector. Identified, foreground working back: 2146 Corporal H Davis; 3696 Private (Pte) Thomas J Barrow; 5330 Pte Arthur Benfell. (Note by Sergeant A Brooksbank, Gas NCO, 10th Australian Infantry...

E00825

E00766

Captured German trenches strewn with dead after the battle of 20 September 1917. Previous to its capture this position had been heavily shelled by the 4th Divisional artillery. Note the shovel amongst the debris in the foreground.

E00766

E00847

Two unidentified soldiers look at the inscriptions on the crosses at the cemetery at Vlamertinghe, near Ypres. Where a number of Australians, who were killed in the Ypres operations, were buried.

E00847

B01516

Lieutenant-General Sir H.G. Chauvel, General Officer Commanding, Desert Mounted Corps.

B01516

B01510P

The 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade passing over the steep sandhills at Esdud. This is a combined composite panorama made up of two separate images. This is not a digitally combined image, the image is held on glass. The two images are also available separately at B01510 and B01510A.

B01510P

B01681

Portrait of General L. Ryrie, General Officer Commanding, 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, (looking toward the camera) mounted on his horse, Plain Bill. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.064.

B01681

B01445

The Australian Light Horse fodder dump at the railhead on the Philistine Plain.

B01445

B01675

An unidentified officer of the 6th Australian Light Horse and his mount, on the desert sand. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.058.

B01675

B01542

Camel transport of the Australian Light Horse crossing the flooded areas around Esdud, Philistine Plain.

B01542

B01689

Members of the Australian Light Horse resting at their camp on the desert. The soldier on the right is reading a newspaper and smoking a cigarette, lying in his tent. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.072.

B01689

B01637

A view overlooking the roofs of a village on a hill near Gaza. Note the vegetation growing on some of the roof tops and the cactus growing in the foreground. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.017.

B01637

B01697

Four unidentified members of the 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment and machine gun in action at Khurbetha-Ibn-Harith. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour and is held at P03631.087.

B01697

B01555

A rear view of the 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade on ceremonial parade at Esdud on the Philistine Plain.

B01555

B01705

Three unidentified signallers of the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment working a heliograph at Nalin. The signaller closest to the camera has two stripes denoting the rank of corporal below his signaller's badge. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same image is available in colour...

B01705

B01579

The Imperial Camel Corps on the road to Jericho.

B01579

008739

PALESTINE. 1941-06. AN AIF BATTERY (2/6TH FIELD REGIMENT ?) CARRYING OUT MANOEUVRES.

008739

008706

PALESTINE. 1941-06. HEADQUARTERS SIGNALS ARE GETTING DOWN TO THE ROOT OF THINGS. THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED AN OFFICE IN A DUGOUT BENEATH THE TRUNK OF AN ANCIENT OLIVE TREE.

008706