Topic: BatzNG - Bitapaka
The Battle of Bitapaka
New Guinea, 11 September 1914
Burnell's Photographic Essay, 1914, Part 1
A pictorial essay published shortly after the capture of German New Guinea put together by F.S. Burnell. While the book is unabashed propaganda, the photographs in it at times illustrate aspects of the expedition and Rabaul. The following are pictures from the book.
F.S. Burnell, How Australia took German New Guinea - An Illustrated Record of the Australian Naval & Military Expedition Force, Sydney, 1915.
Officers of the Expedition resting at Palm Island.
Left to right: Standing Captain Travers (Intelligence Officer), Lieutenant Manning; middle row, seated, Major Beadsmore, Lieutenant Basil Holmes, ADC, Colonel William Holmes, DSO, VD (Brigadier); on the ground, Captain Macpherson, Lieutenant McDowell, Lieutenant Keith Heritage (Supply and Transport Officer), Major Heritage (Brigade Major).
Drilling the troops on Palm Island
Church Parade held on the decks of the Berrima
Sea sick troops on the deck of the Berrima