Category: Military

Eat Less Bread

EAT LESS BREAD “London is so full of soldiers,” says Mrs. Holman, who returned yesterday from her trip to Europe, “that one wonders if any...

Smug Thug Drug Chug

Nazi Leader Once Dangerous Drug Addict I am able to reveal writes the Stockholm correspondent of the London ‘Daily Herald’ that Captain Goering the ruthless...

Best We Forget?

In Australia, during World War I, the Defence Act (1903) excluded people who were not substantially of European origin or descent from enlisting. When Aboriginal men...

Stormin’ Norman

Australian artist Norman Lindsay produced many anti-German drawings and cartoons as well as posters for the 1916 Conscription campaign (before learning of the death of his brother at...

Conchies

In 1916 a new word entered the English language – ‘conchies’ – a derogatory term used by the press and the public in referring to...

A sturdy word from Birdy

When the First World War began, Britain’s Minister for War, Lord Kitchener, placed Major General William Birdwood in command of the Australian and New Zealand...

Migans at the Front

My great great grandfather Peter Migan was discharged from the 58th Rutlandshire regiment of the British Army in 1853, having assisted in the transportation of...

The Pain At Home

Several of my extended family participated in the two World Wars. Letters to and from Government Ministeries, War Departments and AIF /NZEF Base Records help to...

Yank Crank Bank

To help American servicemen orientate to Aussie ways during the second world war, the US Army produced the following instruction booklet in 1942. Some highlights include...

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