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  1. There are a lot of options it depends on how much you are swilling to spend. If you want museum type accuracy remember there where many makers/contracts and each one had colour, slight design and fit differences, the high end makers make repros of the different makers. original leather was mainly horsehide but steer and goatskin was also used, variations of different shades of brown where also used russet, seal, caramel etc. None of the higher end makers will customise other than longer sleeves and length as it would be seen as compromising the originality. Aero
  2. Two Australians, Thomas Axford and Henry Dalziel, were awarded the Victoria Cross for their conduct during the battle. Fourteen Americans were also decorated by the British, including four Distinguished Conduct Medals, four Military Crosses, and six Military Medals. Corporal Thomas A. Pope, who had rushed a German machine-gun during the German counter-attack on 5 July, was one of those who received the DCM, being awarded the medal personally by King George V on 12 August 1918. He would also later receive the Medal of Honor. Joseph B. Sanborn recommended twenty-two members of the 131st Infantry
  3. This American Model 1910 pattern water bottle carrier was part of the kit of one of the American servicemen attached to the 13th Battalion during their attack on Vaire Wood on 4 July 1918, as part of the Battle of Hamel. The 13th Battalion was enhanced by 5 officers and 222 men of A Company, 132nd Regiment; they were attached to provide them with the experience of the veteran Australians. Their attack had a frontage of a mere 400 yards (365 metres) and was designed to envelope Vaire Wood around its southern end, to the south of Hamel. This item, and accompanying items of American kit were p
  4. Group portraits of unidentified Australian and American soldiers. Group portrait of unidentified Australian and American soldiers. The soldiers have Group Portrait of unidentified Australian and American soldiers. The soldiers have swapped hats for the photo
  5. The 3rd Australian Divisional Artillery passing through Busigny on their way to the fighting zone to support the advancing American infantry Five unidentified soldiers unloading small arms ammunition, at a dump near Premont, shared jointly by the Australians and Americans fighting beyond the Hindenburg Defence System An outdoors portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) L Morgridge (left), and Lt George Hubert Goddard, 59th Battalion standing in front of a tent. Lt Morgridge was the American Liaison Officer at the Inter Allied Games and Lt Goddard was a member of the Administrative St
  6. A group of French, American and Australian soldiers gathered in a trench at the International Post. Identified in the back row, centre, is 740 Lance Corporal William Methven, 37th Battalion. The post was established at the junction of the French and Australian lines in the trenches near Monument Wood, on the right of Villers-Bretonneux. The sign on the right reads 'International Post, Front Line', written in both English and French, and 'U.5.b.20.'. German prisoners resting with a wounded comrade at one of the access entrances to the St Quentin Canal Tunnel, in the captured Hindenburg Def
  7. Australians assisting a wounded American near Ronssoy. English and American soldiers standing on the steps which lead to the Waterloo Monument, on the Field of Waterloo. The obscured outline of the monument is visible in the background.
  8. American troops arriving at Templeux, to join the Australians in the attack on the Hindenburg Main Line which took place two days later. Querrieu 1918 American and Australian soldiers standing outside the gated entrance of a chateau which was used as a battalion headquarters.
  9. American troops visiting A Company Headquarters, of the 37th Battalion. About this time small detachments of Americans were attached to various Australian units for instructional purposes.
  10. Australian sergeants attached to an American Machine Gun Company for instructional duties. Before the cooperative attack of the American and Australian troops against the Main Hindenburg Line, Australian staff and regimental officers selected from the units of the 1st and 4th Divisions were attached to 2nd American Corps units to show them methods and procedures employed by the Australians. Every American Company had a senior Australian NCO attached to it. American soldiers armed with .303 rifles along with Australian soldiers of the 11th Brigade and tanks move into b
  11. 1918 Sammy, Australian soldiers' relations with Americans. The troops who had perhaps the most important impact on 1918 were those from the United States. There was a feeling that the American troops were "green", and that often the more experienced Australian troops were the ones to bring the Americans up to battle standard. One such American soldier was Harry S. Truman. However, the Americans, nicknamed "Sammy" a reference to Uncle Sam or "doughboys" as they were also called, soon gained the respect of the Australians. In July 1918, Private Ronald Simpson noted that "By t
  12. The furthest post towards Morlancourt taken by the Australians during the advance. It is within bombing distance (less than forty yards of the enemy). These trenches were taken by the 58th and 59th Battalions on 4 July 1918, in a night attack on the enemy positions at Morlancourt on the Ancre River. The attack was carried out simultaneously with the Battle of Hamel some miles to the south on the Somme and was completely successful. The American soldiers are two of a party of ten or twelve attached to the 15th Australian Infantry Brigade about this time for purposes of instruction. Back row, le
  13. A group of Australian stretcher bearers and their American assistants The village of Hamel and the country in the direction of Corbie, seen from the trenches held by the Germans until the battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918. The enemy front line on the morning of the 4 July was on the crest of the hill in the middle distance but after the successful attack the trench in which the men are seen was occupied by the supports some 200 yards behind the new front line. Identified, left to right: American soldier; Corporal J. S. Finney, 44th Battalion; American soldier, American Expeditionary
  14. The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918) was a successful attack by Australian Army and US Army infantry supported by British tanks against German positions in and around the town of Le Hamel, in northern France, during World War I. The attack was planned and commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, commander of the Australian Corps. Many of the tactics employed, such as the use of combined arms, illustrated the evolution of military tactics, from the massed attacks mounted earlier in the war. All of the Allies objectives were achieved within 93 minutes, just three minutes longer than Monash
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