ANZAC

My tribute to the ANZAC Soldiers and their families. Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War.
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A model figure  of a WW1 Australian soldier in a diorama at  the Australian War Memorial

A model figure of a WW1 Australian soldier in a diorama at the Australian War Memorial

An American soldier with a Joey, 1942 by Australian War Memorial Collection, http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/013225 #Photography #Soldier #Kangaroo

An American soldier with a Joey, 1942 by Australian War Memorial Collection, http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/013225 #Photography #Soldier #Kangaroo

A blinded Australian soldier is guided to a field hospital away from the battlefront by a Papuan native. Buna, Christmas Day, 1942.

A blinded Australian soldier is guided to a field hospital away from the battlefront by a Papuan native. Buna, Christmas Day, 1942.

Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, awarded the Victoria Cross, Australia's highest military honour, for his service in Afghanistan. On 11 June 2010, as part of a Special Operations Task Group, Cpl Roberts-Smith exposed his own position to draw fire away from his patrol, storming the enemy position, allowing his patrol to lift the weight of fire from other Australian troops. Also awarded the Medal for Gallantry and is the most highly decorated serving member of the Australian Defence Force.

Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC, awarded the Victoria Cross, Australia's highest military honour, for his service in Afghanistan. On 11 June 2010, as part of a Special Operations Task Group, Cpl Roberts-Smith exposed his own position to draw fire away from his patrol, storming the enemy position, allowing his patrol to lift the weight of fire from other Australian troops. Also awarded the Medal for Gallantry and is the most highly decorated serving member of the Australian Defence Force.

Retrievers were used to fetch and carry medical supplies on the battlefields of WWI.

Retrievers were used to fetch and carry medical supplies on the battlefields of WWI.

Photo taken during the First World War.  An Australian nurse at No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital about to feed their pet kangaroo Jimony.

Photo taken during the First World War. An Australian nurse at No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital about to feed their pet kangaroo Jimony.

Two Australian soldiers cool off in a stream after a patrol in the Wonginara area of New Guinea (in the Torricelli mountains inland from Dagua). Signalman H Hobson pours a hatful of water over Private L Thwaites of 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion. While the Americans were liberating the Philippines, the Australians faced thousands of Japanese holding out in New Guinea, the Solomons and New Britain.

Two Australian soldiers cool off in a stream after a patrol in the Wonginara area of New Guinea (in the Torricelli mountains inland from Dagua). Signalman H Hobson pours a hatful of water over Private L Thwaites of 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion. While the Americans were liberating the Philippines, the Australians faced thousands of Japanese holding out in New Guinea, the Solomons and New Britain.

Australian soldiers wearing respirator gas masks during WWI. While under chlorine gas attacks, soldiers were instructed to urinate on their masks in order to more effectively combat the gas. However if for some reason they did not have a mask on hand, they were told to urinate on a piece of cloth and cover their face in it. Water also worked but was less effective.   Ypres, Belgium - September 27, 1917.

Australian soldiers wearing respirator gas masks during WWI. While under chlorine gas attacks, soldiers were instructed to urinate on their masks in order to more effectively combat the gas. However if for some reason they did not have a mask on hand, they were told to urinate on a piece of cloth and cover their face in it. Water also worked but was less effective. Ypres, Belgium - September 27, 1917.

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