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    • Rosie S

      The ability to explore Gallipoli geographically in 3D, linking with timeline and stories, video, images from the ANZAC campaign of 1915 is a pretty amazing use of online mapping and content organization software..

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    On February 19th 1942, Japan sent 242 aircraft to attack targets in the Australian city of Darwin. It was the first and largest foreign attack on the nation and began a series of bombings. The city was not well defended, so Allied losses were high while Axis casualties were low. While Japan lost only 7 aircraft, Australia lost 10 ships (with another 25 damaged), 23 aircraft, and 250-320 people were killed (with 300-400 injured). dagamerstable.blo...

    From April 10th - November 27th 1942, German forces attacked the Allied city of Tobruk, Libya. For the first five months, the Australian 9th Division was in charge of defending the city. This photo taken on September 8th, 1941 shows members of the 2/13th Infantry in a tank ditch waiting for an opportunity to go further ahead into no-man's-land. The Allies successfully defended the city.

    Allies and Australian Forces first took the Libyan city of Tobruk during Operation Compass, which captured several cities across Libya and Egypt from December 9th 1940 - February 9th 1941. This photo shows members of the Australian 2/11th Infantry Battalion after attacking anti-aircraft guns on January 22, 1941. Tobruk fell to Allied forces later that day.

    Australian forces retreating from part of Rabaul, New Guinea in January 1942. Within the next month, Japanese forces would have the entire city, and would begin converting it into a base. Instead of capturing it, Allied forces would establish several ports and airfields surrounding the city, blocking supplies and making it useless in a strategy known as Operation Cartwheel. Rabaul would later be returned to Australian control after Japan surrendered.

    September 2nd, 1945. Aboard the USS Missouri, Australian General Thomas Blamey signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. This document saw the surrendering of Japan and the end of the Second World War.

    From August 25th – September 7th 1942, the Australian-held New Guinean city of Milne Bay was attacked by Japanese forces. However, intelligence warned Australian forces of the attack, so they were able to attack and destroy Japanese landing crafts (like the one seen destroyed on the beach). The Aussies were able to hold off the attack, and the city soon became a military base.

    The Battle of Buna-Gona saw Australian and Allied forces attack several cities in New Guinea captured by Japanese forces. On January 7th 1943, battalions like the one seen here (the 2/6th Armoured Regiment) were part of the successful final assault on Buna. This picture, taken during live battle, shows the machine guns on the front of the tanks pointed upward to shoot down snipers in the trees. This particular machine gun shot 10,000 rounds that day.

    Vickers machine gun from the 18-th Infantry Brigade of the Australian 7th Division 7 firing on Japanese near Balikpapan on the island of Borneo 2nd July 1945 (Dutch East-India, Indonesia).

    One of the Bren gun carriers used by Australian light horse troops in Northern Africa, on January 7, 1941.

    Lieutenant General Sir John Monash by John Longstaff.

    Major General John Monash photographed at Glisy, Villers-Bretonneux area, 25 May 1918.

    Sir John Monash - 1865 - 1931

    Sir John Monash presenting a decoration to a soldier in the Australian Imperial Force after the Battle of Le Hamel in 1918.

    Turkish positions captured at Lone Pine Australians captured Lone Pine on 6 August. Elsewhere a series of attacks that month failed to regain the initiative for the ANZACs; it was not possible to make any further progress.

    An unknown soldier.

    A Turkish officer is led blindfolded through the Anzac lines ...

    An Australian sniper and his spotters in the trenches

    Company about to land at Anzac Cove.

    Pushing inland from "Anzac Cove," they were able to gain a shallow foothold.

    Charles Mewett wrote of a joint French, British and Anzac operation at Cape Hellas about 15 miles from Anzac Cove.

    Anzacs and Greek soldiers sharing a drink before the onslaught of the German military machine. Australian writers, Dr Maria Hill and Peter Thompson seek the truth over the role Anzacs and Greeks played in World War II.

    When the shooting had to stop ... Anzacs and Turks work together to bury the dead on May 24, 1915. Photo: Phillip Schuler. AWM/PS1670

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    The ANZACs in this photo are brothers Harold (left) and Arthur Bartleet. The photo was taken outside of their dugout on Gallipoli on Arthur’s 21st Birthday on the 20th of November 1915. Both brothers survived the war.

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