Monday, June 15, 2015

Between Battles 12: World War One Bugle



Caption: Bugle from 4RAA Museum Collection (View 1)   Photographer: Jane Ryder
Caption: Bugle from 4RAA Museum Collection (View 2)   Photographer: Jane Ryder
The bugle presented in the images above is held by the 4th Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery (4RAA) Museum at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville and is typical of the type used during the First World War.  It was recently displayed at the Townsville City Libraries - Flinders Street Branch as part of the Between Battles ANZAC exhibition. 

The bugle is arguably one of Australia’s most iconic Anzac symbols and many people today associate it with the playing of the last post at dawn services. Bugles were used in ceremonial military activities during the First World War and they were also an important symbol of military service that were used for recruitment purposes. The most iconic poster of the First World War which features a bugler.
‘The Trumpet Calls’ by artist Norman Lindsay (http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/1719082/poster-norman-lindsay-the-trumpet-calls-australia-world-war-i-circa-1918)

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