Colourised Snapshots of Street Scenes in Sydney Following the Official News of the Armistice – November 1918

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1918, will rank as one of the most notable days in the world’s history, for at 11 o’clock on that morning the dreadful fighting which had lasted for over four years and three months came to an end. The actual close of the war was delayed many months, but the conditions of the armistice made it impossible for Germany to resume hostilities. Australia played an honourable part in WWI. Their gallant deeds made the name of Australia famed throughout the world. From the Commonwealth 326,00 men went to war, and of that number 61,720 made the supreme sacrifice, with another 137,013 wounded. Tuesday, 12th November, was a Federal holiday and Wednesday, 13th November, was a State Holiday. Nobody worked and Sydney celebrated. Continue Reading →

Round the World with the A.I.F. in Days of War and Peace 1918-1919

A personal narrative of the author’s experiences in the Australian Imperial Forces during the last months of WWI and into 1919. The text covers soldiers experiences in Australia, France, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and includes pictorial content. The text is extensive in its coverage of the theatre of war, using excerpts from famous authors and poets to emphasise the plight of the digger. Continue Reading →