Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, July 13, 2015

America's National World War I Museum Is Hosting: A Centenary of Australian War Art

17 July–6 December 2015

"ANZAC Cove (The Landing Place)," 1915, by Horace Moore-Jones;
Anzac Cove was the principal landing area of the Allied forces
on 25 April 1915 on Gallipoli (Çanakkale, Turkey).

Presented for the 100th anniversary of the Allied landing at Gallipoli in April 1915, this exhibition of artworks drawn from the prolific collection of the Australian War Memorial commemorates the role and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women from the First World War through to the present. 

The exhibition, shown at the National World War I Museum as only the second venue in the United States after the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., captures some of the vast geographical area and various theaters of conflict and peacekeeping that Australia has covered and participated in.

Shown here are some pieces from the First World War that will be on display:

"Hospital Ships, Le Havre," 1918, by Charles Bryant

"Dead Beat," 1918, by Private Frank Rossiter Crozier

"El Arish (Sinai Desert)," March 1918, by George Lambert

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