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NZ Troops parade in Auckland – World War 1
I thought this sounded interesting – even though it’s not a book.
I received a press release today announcing that a new website exploring the sights and sounds of World War 1 has been produced in partnership by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in New Zealand.
A curated selection of hundreds of rare films, songs, recorded interviews, documents and photos from the era have been expertly restored and digitised for the website, titled Anzac: Sights and Sounds of World War I .
New content will be added regularly during the Centenary period (2015 – 2019). Initial highlights now available on Sights and Sounds include:
- The First Troopships: Departure (1914): Departure of the Australian Imperial Force from Albany, Western Australia.
- Heroes of Gallipoli (1915): Rare footage of the Gallipoli campaign (loaned from the Australian War Memorial).
- The Exploits of the Emden (1914/1928): Directed by Ken G Hall, this film combines documentary and dramatised incidents relating to the Sydney-Emden naval battle.
- Cartoons of the Moment (c1915-1916): Australian sketch artist and caricaturist Harry Julius provides a satirical commentary of World War I.
- If England Wants a Hand, Well, Here It Is (1915): A song performed by Harrison Latimer.
- Charity Bazaars in Martin Place (c1916): Fundraising for the war effort in Martin Place, Sydney.
- The Landing of the Troops in Egypt (c1916): A musical and dramatic recreation aimed to encourage support for the war effort.
- Mrs Barnard (1965): The gargantuan gingernut-baking efforts to fundraise for the war effort.
- A range of oral histories from soldiers who served at Gallipoli talking vividly about their experiences, the hardships they faced, as well as some of the lighter moments.
Hi Peter,Fantastic site, loving your posts.Cheers Gordon Traill
Thanks, Gordon, we hoped it would engage people interested in military history.