• Created Date
  • 1918
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This lantern slide, “Australian Y.M.C.A. Service on Ship (1918?),” shows a group of more than twenty soldiers standing and sitting on the deck of a troopship, possibly in transit to or from Melbourne, Australia. Troopship work was a leading feature of the Australian Y.M.C.A.’s demobilization service, and the Y.M.C.A. workers provided much-appreciated entertainment to the returning soldiers. During World War I, the Australian Y.M.C.A. ran soldi... more
    This lantern slide, “Australian Y.M.C.A. Service on Ship (1918?),” shows a group of more than twenty soldiers standing and sitting on the deck of a troopship, possibly in transit to or from Melbourne, Australia. Troopship work was a leading feature of the Australian Y.M.C.A.’s demobilization service, and the Y.M.C.A. workers provided much-appreciated entertainment to the returning soldiers. During World War I, the Australian Y.M.C.A. ran soldiers’ clubs, etc., in Cairo, Alexandria, and elsewhere. They also pooled their resources with the United States, Canada, England, and New Zealand to form the International Hospitality League and provided social services to all Allied troops. This slide is part of Springfield College’s collection of lantern slides depicting Australian Y.M.C.A. war work during World War I. Writing on frame of lantern slide: Aust. YMCA service on troopship. Part of the Australian Y.M.C.A. WWI Lantern Slide Series. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
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