3rd Australian Division at Y.M.C.A. near Curlu, France (September 1, 1918)
- 3rd Australian Division at Y.M.C.A. near Curlu, France (September 1, 1918)
This lantern slide, “3rd Australian Division at Y.M.C.A. near Curlu, France (September 1, 1918),” shows a group of soldiers from the 3rd Australian Division waiting to enter an Australian Y.M.C.A. established in a captured German hut near Curlu, France. There is a sign with the Y.M.C.A. emblem inscribed in the outline of Australia by the front door. Beneath the sign are the words, “Nothing for sale. Compree?” Compree is a pun on the French word “compris” (understood). The hut is situated a short distance behind the front line troops, when the operations were being conducted at Mont St Quentin. This lantern slide appears to be a cropped version of this image from the Australian War Memorial collection (http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E03208/). This lantern slide is part of a Springfield College’s collection depicting Australian Y.M.C.A. war work during World War I.
September 1, 1918
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
- Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Lantern Slide Collection
World War, 1914-1918
International Young Men's Christian Association
- 3.25x3.25 in
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Text on border reads, "Australian Y.M.C.A. Historical Record Section; 3rd Aust Div Y.M.C.A.; Curlu, Somme."
Part of the Australian Y.M.C.A. WWI Lantern Slide Series