A.I.F. at Ypres (1917-1918)
- A.I.F. at Ypres (1917-1918)
This lantern slide, “A.I.F. at Ypres (1917-1918),” shows a group of Australian Infantry soldiers standing around a collection of crates possibly containing munitions or rations. One of the boxes has the Y.M.C.A. emblem on the side, and in the background is a truck.
- 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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During World War I, the Australian Y.M.C.A pooled their resources with the United States, Canada, England, and New Zealand to form the International Hospitality League, which provided social services to all Allied troops. In the leave areas, Y.M.C.A. secretaries provided educational, athletic, recreational, and entertainment programs. They operated canteens, writing rooms, and libraries and organized excursions, dances, guided tours, hikes, and games. By the end of World War I, the Y.M.C.A. operated nineteen leave areas in France. This slide is part of Springfield College’s collection of lantern slides depicting Australian Y.M.C.A. war work during World War I.
Part of the Australian Y.M.C.A. WWI Lantern Slide Series