The New South Wales, Australia town of Bermagui is seen here on the 17th of November, 1937.
Southeast of the nation’s capital city, Canberra, Bermagui sits on the Pacific coast.
These images were taken in London in early November of 1918, as the First World War drew to a close.
On the 5th of the month captured German field guns were put on display along the Mall, stretching from Admiralty Arch to Buckingham Palace.
On the 13th of November the guns were taken to Trafalgar Square, where people attempted to set them alight in a bonfire.
From the collection of the Imperial War Museums.
Thousands and thousands of handmade poppies at the Australian War Memorial for Remembrance Day, and a hundred years since the end of the First World War. Australia committed to the war before Britain even declared it, and Canberra turned on a sunny, hot, blue-skied, beautiful day for the occasion.
Because I live in Canberra, love history, and have a military father, I visit the War Memorial quite often. However, today was special, and because I’ve been overseas for much of the past few months, and today was the last day to see all the poppies before they go, (there are poppies at Parliament House, too, but they’re there for another week), I had to visit.
From the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
The last shots to be fired before the armistice on the 11th of November, 1918. The end of the First World War.
11th November 1918: People crowd into Martin Place in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to celebrate the armistice that ended the First World War.
Australia committed to the war from the outset in 1914, with 421,809 citizens serving in the military. 331,781 Australians served overseas during the conflict, a significant number for a country whose population numbered below five million in 1914.
The image is from the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.