This Saturday, 25th April 2015, marks the 100th Anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand, (ANZAC) forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. It is a time for us to remember and to honour those who have served with our armed forces; sadly, many of whom did not return home.

Whilst browsing the digitised archives of the Victorian State Library I came across an amazing collection of images from WWI, many of them taken at Gallipoli.    Among the many official war photographs are a collection of images taken by servicemen providing an insight into the day to day happenings at Gallipoli.  I have taken the time to restore just a few of these images.

Gallipoli Landing

In the front line, Anzac Cove Views show Soldiers in the trenches at Anzac Cove. Date(s): [ca. 1915] Photographer:  Laidlaw, Victor Rupert, 1893-1983.

Photo restoration of images taken at Anzac Beach, Gallipoli, TurkeySoldiers playing cricket, Green Shell, Gallipoli, Turkey

B Section Hospital - head of Hotchkiss Gully, Chalak Der[?], Gallipoli Turkey

Lone Pine, GallipoliTo View all original images and others in the State Library Victoria Collection, please visit the Library web site.

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