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Crowds farewell soldiers aboard the SS Kanowna as the troops leave Cairns on August 11, 1914.

Crowds farewell soldiers aboard the SS Kanowna as the troops leave Cairns on August

Melee combat between Boer troops and British Highlanders, Second Boer War. This level of close combat was extremely rare in the Second Boer War. The Boers were adept at retiring from their lines of defense prior to them being over run and were rarely inclined to take their attacks to face to face contact.

Melee combat between Boer troops and British Highlanders, Second Boer War.

Dardanelles war

Posed photograph showing Australian troops charging uphill with fixed bayonets, probably taken on Imbros or Lemnos, 17 December

On April 25, the world will commemorate 100 years since the Allied fleet sailed into the peninsula and landed on the Turkish beaches (pictured)

Never-before-seen photographs show horror of doomed Gallipoli landings through the eyes of the soldiers who fought there

On April the world will commemorate 100 years since the Allied fleet sailed into the peninsula and landed on the Turkish beaches (pictured)

Illustration / Anzac troops after the fighting at Gallipoli WWI

Year Nine WWI ACARA Coloured illustration of Anzac troops after the fighting at Gallipoli during World War I. Thank you to our Anzac forefathers on this day.

Women were hugely influened with propaganda during the war, and were applauded for entering the workforce and being employed while the men were serving overseas.Few women worked outside the home and most were expected to be "housewives". But never before did women have the numbers or same impact until WWII. Propaganda and advertisement had such a effect on womens role, that it changed society's view.

4 propaganda for women to join workforce. "Do the job he left behind. Apply US Employment Service"

in honour of ANZAC nurses

We spent some time browsing through the Australian War Memorial's archives and stumbled upon this pretty special gallery from an exhibition named Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan.

SS Kanowna leaving Cairns for Thursday Island in August 1914 with men of the Dirty 500

As Australians pay tribute to the brave men and women who served in World War I, the story of the Dirty 500 remains largely untold.

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