Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rare footage of WWI Gallipoli battle unearthed
Reuters ^ | Apr 18, 2007 | Stephanie Boyle

Posted on 04/18/2007 10:35:57 PM PDT by george76

The Australian War Memorial has unearthed what it believes is the only footage of Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli battle of World War One, an iconic event in Australian history which is commemorated each year on Anzac Day.

The one-minute grainy black and white film, which shows the shoreline at Anzac Cove and British soldiers massing at Suvla Bay, was shot in 1915 during the pioneering era of film.

The footage pans across Anzac Cove from a position on the southern headland, showing a clutter of jetties and stores being unloaded.

"Because we have so little authentic footage, everything we can add to this counts as a major discovery, a new possibility for study,"

The Anzac Cove footage is believed to have been shot by British war correspondent Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, whose report of the Gallipoli landings was the first to reach Australia.

Ashmead-Bartlett produced a 20-minute film "With the Dardanelles Expedition: Heroes of Gallipoli" -- the only known movie footage shot on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 and shows the first genuine vision of troops in action in trenches.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: anzac; anzaccove; ashmead; ashmeadbartlett; australian; australianhistory; bartlett; gallipoli; gallipolibattle; godsgravesglyphs; history; sydney

1 posted on 04/18/2007 10:35:59 PM PDT by george76
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Aussie Dasher

Aussie Ping to you, mate.


2 posted on 04/18/2007 10:42:48 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Army Air Corps

I’d like to see that.....hopefully a vid on the net will appear.


3 posted on 04/18/2007 10:44:31 PM PDT by chasio649
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: george76

Nice find!


4 posted on 04/18/2007 10:44:57 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chasio649

that was meant for you george76


5 posted on 04/18/2007 10:46:09 PM PDT by chasio649
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: george76

Lost films are amazingly interesting. So many iconic images are simple worn away. A lot of known, but not seen, items from before the mid 30’s are mostly gone, with the occasional found item. Hitchcock’s first movie, lost except for a few promotional frames.


6 posted on 04/18/2007 10:47:15 PM PDT by Tolsti
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Southack

Thanks


7 posted on 04/18/2007 10:49:59 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Tolsti; SunkenCiv

It is always fun for me to see old ( lost ) found films.


8 posted on 04/18/2007 10:52:02 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: george76

Cool!


9 posted on 04/18/2007 10:52:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chasio649

Very possible as the AWM does have a lot of digitised stuff available.


10 posted on 04/18/2007 10:52:45 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: george76
Chocolate soldiers, unnecessarily sacrificed.

May the Pommy Officers who failed to synchronize their watches rot in hell for eternity.

11 posted on 04/18/2007 10:57:27 PM PDT by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values! RUN FRED RUN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: george76; chasio649; Southack; Lancey Howard; Clemenza

Video here:

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=28&ContentID=26405


12 posted on 04/18/2007 11:03:20 PM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: endthematrix

Thank you.


13 posted on 04/18/2007 11:08:52 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: endthematrix

Thanks!


14 posted on 04/18/2007 11:13:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: endthematrix

bookmark


15 posted on 04/18/2007 11:17:15 PM PDT by DocRock (What would Solomon Do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: endthematrix

excellent...thanks!


16 posted on 04/18/2007 11:30:06 PM PDT by chasio649
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Clemenza

Have you read “Redemption” by Leon Uris? The Gallipoli section describes a living hell in that place.


17 posted on 04/19/2007 12:11:52 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: camle

bump


18 posted on 04/19/2007 3:41:15 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: george76

Bump


19 posted on 04/19/2007 3:56:44 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: endthematrix

Cool! Bump for later after work!


20 posted on 04/19/2007 4:24:04 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: endthematrix

Good job. I will watch at the house.


21 posted on 04/19/2007 4:43:54 AM PDT by doodad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Tolsti
Lost films are amazingly interesting. So many iconic images are simple worn away. A lot of known, but not seen, items from before the mid 30’s are mostly gone, with the occasional found item. Hitchcock’s first movie, lost except for a few promotional frames.

Yes, but it is absolutely vital to the survival of civilization for copyright to last for almost a century. /sarcasm 

22 posted on 04/19/2007 6:40:32 AM PDT by zeugma (MS Vista has detected your mouse has moved, Cancel or Allow?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: george76

Large archive of old newsreels and public service films along with some old home movies. WW1 Signal corps, hwow to run a movie projector. Fascinating. (at least to me!)

http://www.bibalex.org/english/initiatives/internetarchive/Movie.aspx


23 posted on 04/19/2007 8:15:40 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Thank you.


24 posted on 04/19/2007 8:25:33 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: george76; Fred Nerks
Thanks george76.

Just adding this to the GGG catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list. Thanks.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on or off the
"Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list or GGG weekly digest
-- Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

25 posted on 04/19/2007 8:53:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 18, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: george76

bump


26 posted on 04/19/2007 11:04:31 AM PDT by Matthew James (SPEARHEAD!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: endthematrix

Thanks. I was surprised of how good the film is after all these years.


27 posted on 04/19/2007 11:09:58 AM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: zeugma
Actually, it’s a matter that the film itself was on has turned to dust and nobody bothered to make a copy of it in time. The early 20’s film they used was made out of very volatile materials and didn't last more than a few decades.
28 posted on 04/19/2007 6:41:19 PM PDT by Tolsti
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Tolsti
Actually, it’s a matter that the film itself was on has turned to dust and nobody bothered to make a copy of it in time. The early 20’s film they used was made out of very volatile materials and didn't last more than a few decades.

Copyright used to be 28 years. Would have sufficed to probably save many of those films. I don't lament the loss of films they've allowed to turn into dust. They brought it on themselves. 

29 posted on 04/19/2007 8:29:35 PM PDT by zeugma (MS Vista has detected your mouse has moved, Cancel or Allow?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Peter Libra

The ANZAC Dedication: For the Fallen
by Laurence Binyon

They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
We will remember them.


30 posted on 04/21/2007 9:13:08 PM PDT by James W. Fannin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: James W. Fannin
Your post appreciated.

In our local newspaper as the obituary column is read, the local Canadian Legion puts this beautiful tribute at the end of each members announcement.

It might be explained that Winston Churchill took the flak for the failed expedition. A brilliant idea of course. How they continued when the object of it was clearly impossible, I have not studied. The Russians were said to have a squad of ten men and only one had a repeating rifle. Had a passage way been forced to Russia, a million rifles and fifty rounds each, could have been shipped over land. The ill equipped Russians finally met with a terrible defeat at Tannenburg. It is claimed men having to take a rifle from a comrade's dead body.

Changing the subject, I believe the victory has been re-enacted to commemorate the American victory over Mexico at San Jacinto. Fannin avenged.

31 posted on 04/21/2007 10:12:08 PM PDT by Peter Libra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: SittinYonder

ping


32 posted on 04/21/2007 10:14:28 PM PDT by eyespysomething
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Peter Libra
The ill equipped Russians finally met with a terrible defeat at Tannenburg

What an unfortunate turn of history for the entire human race.

33 posted on 04/22/2007 6:15:33 AM PDT by James W. Fannin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: James W. Fannin
My sentence should have read.

The ill equipped Russians had met with a terrible defeat at Tannenburg

The Russians tried again and again after that battle in 1914. manpower they had, huge resources in men. Yes,I catch your train of thought. How many ifs are there to this day. The world still paying for the corporal, dispatch runner, holder of the iron cross. Later the Chancellor, Adolf Hitler.

34 posted on 04/22/2007 8:31:48 AM PDT by Peter Libra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson