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The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July - 10 November 1917. Men of 28th Battalion of the 2nd Australian Division lying stretched on the ground to practice Lewis gun drill at Renescure

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July - 10 November Men of Battalion of the Australian Division lying stretched on the ground to practice Lewis gun drill at Renescure.

THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES (PASSCHENDAELE) 31 JULY - 10 NOVEMBER 1917

E(AUS) Assault on Passchendaele 12 October - 6 November: A line of infantry seen from the rear marching to a forward area along a muddy corduroy track strewn with debris at Westhoek

Two men of the 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (15th Division) with their pet cat. "Martinpuich," August 25th, 1916. [IWM] These Are the Brave and Fluffy Cats Who Served in World War I

These Are the Brave and Fluffy Cats Who Served in World War I

Two men of the Battalion, Gordon Highlanders Division) with their pet cat, "Martinpuich," August Cats made great trench mascots. Nothing could tackle the mice and rats like a feline mascot in the trench.

15th (Scottish) Division, casualties of the Third Battle of Ypres at Langemark, north-east of Ypres, 1917.

(Scottish) Division, casualties of the Third Battle of Ypres at Langemark, north-east of Ypres,

THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES (PASSCHENDAELE) 31 JULY - 10 NOVEMBER 1917

One of a series of photographs taken by official photographers of the Australian War Records Section: four soldiers pictured in a trench with their satchels and canteens hanging on pegs and the foxholes behind them

THIRD BATTLE YPRES PASSCHENDAELE 31 JULY - 10 NOVEMBER 1917 (E(AUS) 844)

WWI, 28 Sept Battle of Passchendaele. A column of lorries and horse-drawn vehicles moves along the Menin Road toward evening. The original caption reads "Winter has already begun to cloak the desolate battlefield with gloom." © IWM (E(AUS)

WWI, 19 Sept 1917; Battle of Menin Road Ridge: An Australian Battalion have tea and food in the first support trench on the evening before the battle on Westhoek Ridge. © IWM (E(AUS) 739)

WWI, 19 Sept Battle of Menin Road Ridge: An Australian Battalion have tea and food in the first support trench on the evening before the battle on Westhoek Ridge. © IWM (E(AUS)

"Three Australian soldiers of the of the 2/14th Infantry Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force photographed after rescue. The three soldiers were cut off from the main body of Australian troops engaging the Imperial Japanese Army near Myola during the withdrawal across the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea. Kalikodobu (Karekodobu), Central Province, Papua New Guinea. October 1942."

Three Australian soldiers of the of the Infantry Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force photographed after rescue. The three soldiers were cut off from the main body of Australian troops.

It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

ANZAC Day April 100 years on. It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

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