Map of the Dardanelles published by HEC Robinson, Castlereagh Street Sydney c. 1916

Historical note: 

Widley distributed in NSW and collected by desperate relatives of soldiers, this map shows the site of the initial Australian and New Zealand landings near Ari Burnu, Bristish and French landings at the tip aroudn Cape Helles, and the later British landings at Suvla Bay in August. 

Materials: 
paper
Category: 
Souvenirs and ephemera
Themes: 
Gallipoli
Conflict: 
First World War
Story: 
Anzac landing
Production Date: 
1916

On this day

On this day
24 May

1915 — A six hour cease-fire was arranged at GALLIPOLI to enable both sides to recover their dead and wounded

1966 — PTE E. NOACK was killed in Vietnam and became the first National Serviceman to die in the Vietnam War

1968 — Fire Support Base (FSB) BALMORAL was attacked by two battalions of North Vietnamese troops. 3 RAR troops, assisted by Centurion tanks, fought off the attack

1969 — WO Class 2 K. PAYNE, a veteran of Korean and Malayan campaigns, won a Victoria Cross for his courage in covering the withdrawal of troops and then returning to locate and recover casualties, while part of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam