A collection of 23 posts
Remembrance Day 2022: Reflecting on the Kokoda Trail Campaign 80 years on with Rowdy Wylie
Naive painter Rowdy Wylie from Port Elliot South Australia produces a painting each year for ANZAC DAY (25 April) and REMEMBRANCE DAY (11 Nov). This year he remembers and reflects on the war 1942-1945 in Papua and New Guinea.
Papua and New Guinea Campaign 1942 Part Two
Our "Remembrance" post today is dedicated to those brave men who fought in Papua & New Guinea -especially those involved in the "Kokoda Trail Campaign". We thank you & the many nurses who looked after the injured - may you all "Rest in Peace" knowing that your sacrifice saved your country.
Commemorating Anzac Day
We remember those who gave their lives in WWI and in all wars so that the world would be a more peaceful place for all people. We remember also those who today are fighting in different ways and different enemies so that we can all live peaceful lives. R.I.P. Image credit: nzhistory.govt.nz
80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
Today we pause to remember the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the conflict in the skies over southern England in 1940. We pay tribute to the bravery , unity and endurance of all involved, in the air and on the ground. Image: Imperial War Museum, England © IWM (HU 104669)
Penleigh Boyd: War Artist
Penleigh Boyd was not only a talented landscape artist, he recorded illustrations from World War I during his time on the Western Front. Each illustration is accompanied by an insightful description. Image: The Anzac from Salvage by Penleigh Boyd (digital.slv.vic.gov.au)
The Boyd Dynasty: Theodore Penleigh Boyd - Much More than the Painter of Wattle Trees
Theodore Penleigh Boyd is known for his paintings of the Australian Golden Wattle tree - our National floral emblem. Research reveals Penleigh Boyd's artistic talent went far beyond this to include illustrations of World War 1. Image Wattle Time, Warrandyte by Penleigh Boyd (invaluable.com)
D Day Landings - 76th Anniversary
Today is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day. We commemorate this, and the 80th anniversary of the Evacuation of Dunkirk a couple of days ago, by looking at some paintings done by artists who were actually there. Image: Courtesy of The Imperial War Museum © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 4093)
ANZAC DAY 2019
The 25th April is celebrated in Australia and New Zealand as a National Day of Remembrance. We remember all Australians & New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations & the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. (Wikipedia)
Bread and Cheese Clubs: Male Kindred Spirits
Bread and Cheese Clubs - one established here in Melbourne in 1938 and was in existence for 50 years, the other establish a hundred years earlier in 1824 in New York City and lasted only 3 years. the purpose in forming the clubs was to invite Male Kindred Spirits to gather together
War Monuments & Memorials
War Artists with War Monuments and Memorials. I’m not going to try to analyse any of these works as each one speaks for itself. Words are not required. Our thoughts for the children, women and men involved throughout time in conflicts from all sides bind us together.
Felicia Browne and the Spanish Civil War
Felicia Browne (1904-1936) studied at the St John's Wood School of Art and the Slade School of Art. In 1928 she went to Berlin to study metalwork and became an apprentice to a stone mason. Felicia became involved in the anti-Fascist movement. In 1933 she joined the Communist Party of Great Britain.