Australian Y.M.C.A. Service on Ship (1918?)
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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
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
|World War, 1914-1918|
International Young Men's Christian Association
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- Chicago citation style
- Australian Y.M.C.A. Service on Ship (1918?). 1918. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2852. (Accessed June 19, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- (1918) Australian Y.M.C.A. Service on Ship (1918?). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2852
- MLA citation style
- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2852>.