100-YEAR-OLD ANZAC FOOTAGE PUBLISHED BY NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has published a selection of early 20th century films and songs online, to commemorate Anzac Day 2017. Highlights include a ‘mimic warfare’ training exercise in Sydney’s Moore Park, (with children running on the training battlefield); returned soldiers recovering in hospitals and supporting enlistment campaigns, and a 1916 cinema ad asking Australians to ‘carve’ Anzac Day ‘deep-cut in the Calendar of Time’. Also featured are images of Edward VIII, then Prince of Wales, decorating Australian soldiers in France, as well as an…

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