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  • fragment, shrapnel

    fragment, shrapnel

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9396

    Metal shrapnel fragment (L 2in x W 1in) suffering from some active corrosion. One side is almost flat; the remaining edges are sharp and irregular.

  • TRENCH WARFARE ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    TRENCH WARFARE ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-09-27

    E(AUS) 825

    Australian 4th Division troops wearing gas-masks in an advanced trench at Garter Point, during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 27 September 1917.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1916-12

    Q 1778

    Wounded British soldier holding his steel helmet, which has been pierced by a piece of shrapnel, during fighting on the Somme Front near Hamel in December 1916.

  • ANIMALS IN WAR 1914 - 1918

    ANIMALS IN WAR 1914 - 1918

    part of "CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Canadian Official photographer 1918-09-04

    CO 3230

    Cavalry: When the stalemate on the Western Front finally ended in 1918, the Allied cavalry resumed the offensive, pursuing and attacking the retreating German forces. Canadian cavalry are shown passing through newly captured country near Cherisy.

  • Fokker DVII

    Fokker DVII

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships) Made by: Aurora

    MOD 1024

    Allied air supremacy over the Western Front in the summer of 1918 was severely challenged by the appearance of one of the most famous of all the German scouts, namely the Fokker DVII. The design won the competition held at Johannistal Aerodrome on...

  • Military Cross & MC

    Military Cross & MC

    (Decorations and awards)

    OMD 6460

    Related items: material held by the Department of Documents - two flying log books covering A F McGlashan's training in the United Kingdom (May-July 1917), his service as a pilot with No 2 Squadron RFC/RAF on the Western Front (July 1917 - May 1918...

  • scabbard for "French Nail"

    scabbard for "French Nail"

    part of ""French Nail" with scabbard & Clou Français" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 776.2

    Crudely made flat rectangular wooden scabbard improvised from packing crates. A leather strap has been attached (by nails) at the mouthpiece.

  • MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

    MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

    part of "CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Canadian Official photographer 1916-07

    CO 157

    Surgery in progress in an operating theatre suite at No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, July 1916.

  • THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918: THE WESTERN FRONT

    THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918: THE WESTERN FRONT

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1918-06-04

    E(AUS) 2375

    Surgery in progress in an advanced dressing station. Dressing stations such as this were situated well behind the front line but were generally very basic. Huts and barns were taken over and simple surgery was carried out. It was important to select a...

  • THE POLISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    THE POLISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    part of "ALLIED FORCES AND THEIR EQUIPMENT DURING 1914 - 1918" (photographs) 1918

    HU 105514

    Full portrait of General Józef Haller de Hallenburg, the Commander of the Polish Army on the Western Front, so called 'Blue Army'.

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