Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Australian 11th (Western Australia) Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force posing on the Great Pyramid of Giza on 10 January 1915

I once read somewhere that one of the men in the picture sadly passed away before it was taken so his friends propped him up so he could still be in it.

I once read somewhere that one of the men in the picture sadly passed away before it was taken so his friends propped him up so he could still be in it.


Group portrait of the Australian 11th (Western Australia) Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force posing on the Great Pyramid of Giza on 10 January 1915, prior to the landing at Gallipoli. The 11th Battalion did much of their war training in Egypt and would be amongst the first to land at Anzac Cove on April 25 1915. In the five days following the landing, the battalion suffered 378 casualties, over one third of its strength.

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