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Wounded Australians arriving home from overseas service, c. 1917

Wounded Australians arriving home from overseas service, c. 1917

Source / March 26, 2014 / 121

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Trenches with fallen British soldiers. Picture probably taken by German soldiers around 1916.

Trenches with fallen British soldiers. Picture probably taken by German soldiers around 1916.

Source / March 26, 2014 / 68

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Red Cross beds for wounded soldiers, c. 1917

Red Cross beds for wounded soldiers, c. 1917

Source / March 26, 2014 / 105

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South Australians of the Great War

March 26, 2014, 12:00pm / 300

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Soldiers waiting to disembark from a troopship after arrival at Outer Harbour from service overseas, c. 1917

Soldiers waiting to disembark from a troopship after arrival at Outer Harbour from service overseas, c. 1917

Source / March 25, 2014 / 40

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Contingent of (Voluntary Aid Detachment) VAD nurses marching along King William Street with Effie Green leading them; the procession was in aid of a Red Cross fundraising drive

Contingent of (Voluntary Aid Detachment) VAD nurses marching along King William Street with Effie Green leading them; the procession was in aid of a Red Cross fundraising drive

Source / March 25, 2014 / 26

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One of a series of photographs taken by official photographers of the Australian War Records Section: a soldier sits beside a flattened sign, with his equipment around him.

One of a series of photographs taken by official photographers of the Australian War Records Section: a soldier sits beside a flattened sign, with his equipment around him.

Source / March 25, 2014 / 69

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German soldier carried out British counterpart's last wish

A dying soldier’s last wish for a photo he was found holding to be returned to his family was fulfilled by the German who killed him, as personal stories marking the centenary of World War One emerge.

Sergeant Percy Buck clutched the black and white photo of his wife Bertha and young son Cyril as he lay fatally wounded in a shell hole on the Western Front in 1917.

On the back, he had written his address and asked for whoever found the photo to post it to his loved ones in the event of his death. Sgt Buck would have assumed it would be a British comrade who would do the kindly deed if required.

But the person who recovered the poignant image from his body was Gefreiter Josef Wilczek, the German soldier who is most likely to have fired the shots that killed Sgt Buck.

/ March 25, 2014, 10:09am / 123

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