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Diorama

From the Collection of Australian Army Museum of Western Australia Artillery Barracks Burt Street Fremantle, Western Australia 6160 Western Australia

Description
1:1 scale diorama showing Australian trench at Gallipoli August 1915
Size
L 3 metres W 3 metres H 2 metres
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Object Registration
AAMWA Diorama 2015.002
Keywords
gallipoli
Historical information
This diorama is the central feature in the World War 1 Gallery - 1915 sequence. Soldiers are shown local adoption to issue uniforms including shorts, sun protection and recognition patches. Local innovations including jam-tin bombs, periscope rifle and evacuation rifle are portrayed.
When Made
2015
Significance
This diorama attempts to convey the difficult conditions found at Gallipoli and the ingenuity of soldiers to adapt to local conditions. This diorama contrasts with the adjacent which shows the official uniform as worn by 11 Battalion AIF at the time of landing on 25 April 1915.
Last updated
23 Apr 2017 at 12:48PM