One of 129 World War I photographs likely to have been taken by Driver Cyril Rose, AIF. Rose was made a driver in the 1st Australian Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company before moving to the 2nd Australian Divisional Mechanical Transport Company when in France. He sailed from Melbourne on 22 December 1916 on the Persic, arriving in England in March 1917. In June he was sent to France where his service consisted of driving in a supply column. He returned to Australia on the Persic on 13 July 1919.

A majority of the images included in the album appear to be from the time Rose spent in England, particularly Wiltshire, before he travelled to France. The album also includes images of servicemen, battle sites, buildings and Cologne, Germany.

Image of the Arc de Triomphe with cars adjacent and gun poised. The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned in 1806 by Napoleon and it was completed in 1836. The arch is dedicated to French troops, particularly those who served in the Napoleonic wars, however, on November 11, 1920 an unknown French World War I soldier was buried under the arch to commemorate the French soldiers who died during the war. A Flame of Remembrance is lit everyday at 6pm.

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Image depicting a large, deocrated stone archway. In front, to the right of the arch there is what looks to be heavy artillery. Three automobiles are driving towards the right of frame in front of the arch, only half of the lead vehicle can be seen as the front has disappeared out of frame.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print on paper.

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