Kim Hazelwood

Kim Hazelwood

Corindi Beach,Mid North Coast, NSW.
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Reg Saunders MBE (1920 – 1990) (Reginald ‘Reg’ Saunders was the first Aboriginal person to be commissioned as an officer in the Australian Army)

In WWII Australian units had Aboriginal soldiers including Sgt Reg Saunders (pictured here with other members of the Infantry Battalion) commanding white soldiers in combat.

Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses

Soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, There were British casualties that day - almost died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses.

Lest We Forget

Australian soldier sitting in the Mud with his head in his hand on the Western front, World War I. --- "Man in the Mud" diorama Australian War Memorial

1915, Gallipoli. Unloading of horses and soldiers from a British ship during the Dardanelles campaign.

World War I 1914 1918 Gallipoli Unloading of horses and soldiers from a British ship during the Dardanelles campaign

Australia’s first WWI Victoria Cross recipient, Albert Jacka VC, remembered in Gallipoli stamp issue. Now available in-store or online: http://auspo.st/1OhcERp

Australia’s first WWI Victoria Cross recipient, Albert Jacka VC, remembered in…

WWI Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops arrive in France - 42-27956589 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

WWI Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops arrive in France - - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

ANZAC soldier carrying a wounded comrade on Gallipoli

An Australian bringing in a wounded comrade to hospital. Dardanelles Campaign, ca. (NARA/US War Dept). World War I in Photos: Global Conflict - The Atlantic