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Francis Hubert (Frank) McNamara, Gaza, WW1, 20 March 1917.

First Battle of Gaza - Painting by Septimus Power of Lieutenant F H McNamara and Captain D W Rutherford No. 67 Squadron, Wing Royal Flying Corps, returning from aerial bombing near Gaza on 20 March 1917

The road to Jerusalem by George Lambert. Depicts a gorge with mounted light horse men crossing the road and camel train on the left.

The road to Jerusalem by George Lambert. Depicts a gorge with mounted light horse men crossing the road and camel train on the left.

Second Gaza battle, showing the location of the Atawineh Redoubt

As the major Allied offensive masterminded by Robert Nivelle was failing miserably on the Western Front, British forces in Palestine .

W.W. II, The Bataan Death March was a tragedy of epic proportions with 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war forcibly transferred, on foot, by the Imperial Japanese Army to Bataan. Even as the American and Filipino troops repelled the Japanese for several months, they were forced to retreat to wait for supplies and reinforcements. But the Japanese had cut off all routes to the Philippines, preventing a rescue by U.S. Military and the troops were forced to surrender on April 4, 1942.

THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH IS NOT FORGOTTON....Especially By One Local Blue Blood Family Member!!!

Albert Brown survived Bataan Death March, a harrowing trek in which prisoners of war were forced to walk from Bataan province near Manila to a Japanese POW camp.

WWI, March 1917, Palestine; The advance across the desert, Hong Kong and Singapore battery (the Bing Boys) in action during the first battle of Gaza. ©IWM Q 104057

The advance across the desert, Hong Kong and Singapore battery (the Bing Boys) in action during the first battle of Gaza. ©IWM Q 104057

HMAS Encounter (1902). Builder: HM Dockyard Devonport. Laid down: 28 January 1901. Launched: 18 June 1902. Completed: 6 December 1905. Commissioned: 21 November 1905. Fate: Transferred to the RAN. Decommissioned: 15 August 1929. Renamed: HMAS Penguin. Fate: Scuttled off Sydney Heads, 14 September 1932. Class & type: Challenger class cruiser. Displacement: 5,880 tons. Length: 376 ft 1.75 in (114.65 m). Beam: 56 ft 2.125 in (17.12 m). Draught:	21.25 ft (6.48 m). Speed: 21 knots (38.9 km/h).

HMAS Encounter capturing Zambezi in August Painting by Phil Belbin (Naval Heritage Collection

Camel lines of the Imperial Camel Corps at El Arish.

Q Lines of newly washed camels in camp at Abassia before the long rides of July 1918 onwards.

Camel Corps at Magdhaba - H Septimus Power, 1925. Depicts the Camel Corp ‘Cameliers’ at the point where they were dismounting to advance on foot at Magdhaba. The Imperial Camel Corps Brigade was raised from the Australian, New Zealand and British Armies; of its four Battalions, two and a half were Australian. On 23 December 1916, the Brigade took part in the attack on a strong Turkish post at Magdhaba in Sinai.

scrapironflotilla: “ Camel Corps at Magdhaba - H Septimus Power, Depicts the Camel Corp ‘Cameliers’ at the point where they were dismounting to advance on foot at Magdhaba. The Imperial Camel.

Depth charges detonate, First World War

Depth charges detonate, First World War

1916 HMAS Melbourne joins the Grand Fleet

1916 HMAS Melbourne joins the Grand Fleet

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