Playing and watching sport became contentious issues in Australian society during the First World War. The middle and upper classes believed that, although sporting activities taught useful social
Only One of the Toys, described on its sheet music as a ‘pathetic soldier song’, was written by Mark Erickson and P.
When We March Through Berlin Town is a jaunty tune clearly aimed to lift the spirits the troops and encourage men to enlist.
This light-hearted recruitment tune composed in 1915 by Tom Mellor and Harry Gifford was a British wartime hit and claimed a uniform was all it took to attract 'nice' girls
The Loyal Rebel, 1915, was written by Authur Wright, directed by Alfred Rolfe and starred Reynolds Denniston and Maisie Carte. .
Harry Julius’ animation shows a fez-wearing turkey watching over eggs labelled ANZAC, Suvla and Helles.
A German soldier’s horse is turned into German sausage (or ‘wurst’) in the first sketch in this weekly episode of Harry Julius’ Cartoons of the Moment.
The War Zoo is the original title of this animated cartoon by the renowned Australian caricaturist Harry Julius. The miserable fez-wearing turkey represents the battered Turkish forces.
The Loyal Rebel is an Australian silent film directed by Alfred Rolfe set against the background of the Eureka Stockade.
This clip begins with the title card Cartoons of the Moment followed by a scene of cartoonist Harry Julius sketching at an easel.