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184_2639  Bristol F2B Fighter  Model

184_2639 Bristol F2B Fighter Model
Made by Kate's Photo Diary
The Bristol model F2B fighter/ reconnaissance with improved 275 hp. Rolls-Royce Falcon engine and fighter tactics applied, became a tremendous success. The engine was liquid cooled and the radiator first deployed as side mounted, soon to be changed and located up front giving the nose the characteristic outline. The armament was a Vickers .303 machine gun mounted under the hood and shooting synchronized to fire through the propeller arc through a round outlet in the upper part of the radiator. For the observer there was a Lewis machine gun mounted on a Scarff ring mount. As production increased during 1917 it became difficult for Roll-Royce to keep up with demand and other engine alternatives were tried and employed. This was a very successful aircraft type with more than 4700 aircraft produced and a production that continued long after the war ended. The aircraft saw action in many foreign countries and was used by the British in their overseas operations. As production of the F2B increased in speed during mid-summer 1917, additional Royal Flying Corps squadrons were formed or re-equipped with the new Bristol fighter. The production F2B featured a reduced chord tail plane with longer span elevators. These were later changed to use the elevators of the F2A with the tail plane of the F2B and this arrangement was www.vintage-aerodrome.com/BRISTOL_F2B.htm

Memories of Heroes (War Memorial, Canberra)

Memories of Heroes (War Memorial, Canberra)
Made by Kyaw Photography
Memories of Heroes (War Memorial, Canberra) The Australian War Memorial is Australia's national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum. The Memorial is located in Australia's capital, Canberra. It is the northern terminus of the city's ceremonial land axis, which stretches from Parliament House on Capital Hill along a line passing through the summit of the cone-shaped Mt Ainslie to the northeast. The Hall of Valour, a display of most of the Victoria Crosses ever awarded to Australian soldiers. The display of 60 medals is the largest publicly held collection of Victoria Crosses in the world. There is an individual display for the holder of each Cross shown there, an excerpt from the citation that accompanied the award, and usually additional medals awarded to the same soldier. The relatives of Australian VC holders often donate or lend the Crosses to the Memorial for safekeeping and greater public awareness of their honoured kin. The list of fallen servicemen during WWII is held at the Australian War Memorial. (Wikipedia) (100% straight from Camera)

Poppies on the Memorial Wall at Australia's War Museum Canberra

Poppies on the Memorial Wall at Australia's War Museum Canberra
Made by D70
Australian War Memorial Memorial from the sculpture garden The Memorial ranks among the world's great national monuments. Sharply etched grandeur and dignity, in its stylised Byzantine profile contrast with a distinctively Australian setting among lawns and eucalypts, at the head of a wide ceremonial avenue, ANZAC Parade. Kangaroos, occasionally straying from nearby bushy hills, add to the physical effect. The Memorial is more than a monument. Inside the sandstone building, with its copper-sheathed dome, selections from a vast National Collection of relics, official and private records, art, photographs, film, and sound are employed to relate the story of a young nation's experience in world wars, regional conflicts, and international peacekeeping. The story begins at the time sailing ships first brought European settlers, convicts, and military from England in 1789 and extends to the present.

The Shellal Mosaic - 6th century AD Byzantine

The Shellal Mosaic - 6th century AD Byzantine
Made by stidball
Originally measuring fifteen by eight metres, this mosaic covered the floorof a sixth-century church. It was discovered near Shellal, Palestine, by light horsemen of the Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division during the second battle of Gaza in 1917. It was damaged during the battle and removed to prevent further harm by volunteers under the leadership of the Reverend Maitland Woods, senior chaplain of the Australian light horse in Palestine. This was one of the more distinctive of the many items brought back to Australia during the first world war. The inscription above the panel reads 'This temple with rich mosaics did decorate our most holy bishop... and the most pious George, priest and sacristan, in the year 622 according to the era of Gaza, in the tenth year of the indiction.

Anzac Parade viewed from Australian War Memorial

Anzac Parade viewed from Australian War Memorial
Made by canberra house
Looking down Anzac Parade towards Old Parliament House. This photo was taken before the construction of Anzac Parade, which was opened on 25 April 1965 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. It was probably taken after the construction of Kings Avenue Bridge, opened in March 1962, as the bridge is visible in the top left of the image. An almost identical view, taken in about 1960, can be seen . An almost identical view, but possibly a year or so later, can be seen here. From a collection of slides taken in the mid 1960s. Photographer unknown.

184_2616  MiG-15 bis

184_2616 MiG-15 bis
Made by Kate's Photo Diary
After the Second World War, the Soviet Union produced the MiG-15, a modern jet fighter powered by a British-designed engine. The MiG-15 was as good as any of the fighter aircraft used by the United Nations forces, and better than the RAAF's Meteors. Like the Zero 10yrs before, its performance came as an unwelcome suprise. Flown by Chinese, North Korean and Soviet pilots, the little jet fighters rapidly forced older United nations Bombers and fighters out of the air battle. This aircraft at the War Memorial was built in about 1950 in the Soviet Union; it might have flown in Korea.

184_2643  The Sopwith 7F1 Snipe  Model

184_2643 The Sopwith 7F1 Snipe Model
Made by Kate's Photo Diary
Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe A new design was drawn up under the type number 7F.1 and was named Snipe. The first machine bore a strong resemblance to the Camel, particularly in its fuselage and tail unit. There appeared to be no marked basic structural difference between the fuselage of the original Snipe and that of the Camel, but obviously the later aircraft had to be designed to accommodate the larger diameter and greater power of the B.R.2 engine. www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/sopwith2.html#snipe

184_2587  Perpetual flame

184_2587 Perpetual flame
Made by Kate's Photo Diary
A flame is widely accepted as a symbol of eternal life. An eternal flame at a war memorial symbolizes a nation's perpetual gratitude towards, and remembrance of, its war dead. The Eternal Flame is a sculptural feature of the Pool of Reflection in the courtyard of the Australian War Memorial. It is a perpetual reminder of the service and sacrifice of more than 100,000 Australians who have given their lives in war. www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/eternal_flame/index.asp

31-Jan-10 - 0117 - The Australian War Memorial's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

31-Jan-10 - 0117 - The Australian War Memorial's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Made by Beyond07
31-Jan-10 - 0117 : Canberra, Australia - The Australian War Memorial's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier This is the Australian War Memorial's Tomb of The Unknown Soldier which lies in the Hall of Memory. The remains of an Australian soldier were removed from a cemetary in France in 1993 and reburied at the Australian War Memorial. Soil from the Pozières battlefield in France was scattered on his tomb. This photo was taken at the Australian War Memorial.

184_2608  Hawker Sea Fury  FB11

184_2608 Hawker Sea Fury FB11
Made by Kate's Photo Diary
Hawker Sea Fury aircraft were operated by the Royal Australian Navy during the Korean War 1950 to 1953. Flying from the aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney, these aircraft conducted hundreds of ground attack sorties against North Korean and Communist Chinese forces and installations. The immensely big and powerful Bristol Centaurus 2,480-horse powered engine was used in the Hawker Sea Fury Fighter-Bomber. This engine had 18 cylinders.

Sandakan Death Marchers

Sandakan Death Marchers
Made by sbyrnedotcom
Photos of just some of the many Australian prisoners of war who died at the hands of the Japanese Army during the Sandakan Death Marches in Borneo during 1945. Part of an exhibit at the Australian War Memorial. Canberra 2010

Kangaroos and Pyramids

Kangaroos and Pyramids
Made by stidball
This is a photo of a photo I saw in the Australian War Memorial. I found it so interesting to see a kangaroo in Egypt with the pyamids in the background. The description reads: An Australian mascot in the 3rd Brigade's lines at Mena, Egypt, in the shadow of the pyramids. The brigade was the first ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915; the mascots had been handed to the Cairo zoo.

Remington typewriter

Remington typewriter
Made by stidball
Like the computer today, the typewriter revolutionised the conduct of war. Its ability to quickly produce multiple and accurate copies was vital for the mobilising armies, establishing records, and issuing orders. This one belonged to the 51st Battalion's headquarters. The typed order specifies daily routines in the trenches. -- Australian War Memorial

31-Jan-10 - 0116 - The South window of the Australian War Memorial's Hall of Memory

31-Jan-10 - 0116 - The South window of the Australian War Memorial's Hall of Memory
Made by Beyond07
31-Jan-10 - 0116 : Canberra, Australia - The South window of the Australian War Memorial's Hall of Memory This is the Southern window of the Australian War Memorial's Hall of Memory, a chapel where the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier lies. This photo was taken at the Australian War Memorial.

184_2647  The Sopwith Triplane  Model

184_2647 The Sopwith Triplane Model
Made by Kate's Photo Diary
Sopwith Triplane The Sopwith Pup was followed by the Triplane, which was passed by the Sopwith experimental department on May 28th, 1916. www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/sopwith2.html#triplane

An Australian Soldier

An Australian Soldier
Made by Kenpazu
Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been busy with uni. During the coming days I'll upload lots from my annual trip to the Eastern States. 'Tis a solemn day, being reminded of the cost of the Great War. Nikon D3000 & Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8.

Lost Soldiers

Lost Soldiers
Made by Venkatesh K
These are the people who made the difference. These are the people who derived the outcome of the war. The entire corridor is filled with the names of the soldiers who died in various wars. Shot at Canberra, Australia.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Made by teejaybee
I had some very strong feelings visiting this place... 3 generations of my family have fought in the wars this memorial represents. None of them ever talked about it. Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Canberra Dom

Canberra Dom
Made by ~Prescott
Rememberance Day 2006 The domed roof in the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Australian War Memorial. I only had my 50mm lens so couldn't quite get the entire dome in.

Hall of Memory

Hall of Memory
Made by LeoKoolhoven
De Hall of Memory tijdens de sluitingsceremonie van het Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australië, wat naast een monument ook een museum is.



Nearest places of interest:

Roll of Honour
Kemal Atatürk Memorial, Canberra
R1 Building
Russell Offices
  Mt Ainslie Lookout
Rotating aircraft beacon
Bridge and 5in Gun from HMAS Brisbane
German 11in Rail Gun

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