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Framed print - ANZACS at War

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 2-4 Templeton Street Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Burgundy frame, black mounting, gold writing with a photo of 11th Battalion standing and sitting on the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. There are seven rising suns underneath the photo.
Size
75cm wide, 85cm long, 2cm deep
Object Registration
24
Keywords
anzac, wwi, world war 1, cheops, pyramid, soldiers
Historical information
The 11th Australian Infantry Battalion AIF was was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War It was first raised at Black Boy Hill Camp in Western Australia on 17 August 1914 and recruited from the militia units. The picture of the 11th Battalion at the Cheops pyramid in Egypt in 1915 was taken just before the landing at Anzac Cove. Not many of the soldiers in this picture survived the 8 month campaign. After the Campaign on the Gallipoli Peninsula, the 11th Battalion went on to serve with distinction in France and Belgium from 1916-18. They returned to Australia at the end of the war and disbanded on the 5 February 1919. The Battalion was awarded a Kings Colour for it’s service during the war which was held in the of custody the Militia 2/11th Battalion.
Made By
Australian Medals and Framing (Maker)
Significance
This picture was taken just before the landing at Anzac Cove during the First World War. Not many of the soldiers in this picture survived the 8 month campaign. This now famous picture of the 11th Battalion AIF at the Cheops pyramid in Egypt in 1915 is shown throughout military history displays and books the world over.
Inscriptions & Markings
ANZACS at War. Fall an ANZAC Rise a legend. The 11th Battalion at the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. We will remember - Lest we forget. Limited edition 4438 of 5000.
Last updated
5 Jul 2019 at 3:21PM