"1189. The Crusaders 1915."

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Title

"1189. The Crusaders 1915."

Subject

St George, St. George, Saint George, Cross, St. George's Cross, crusader, crusades, Third Crusade, 1189-1192, chivalry, knight, knights, knighthood, chainmail

Description

A drawing by Fred Leist depicting an Australian soldier of 1915 shaking hands with a Crusader of 1189, with the cross of St George as the backdrop. Whilst the Australian soldier is shirtless and wearing shorts, the Crusader knight wears chain-mail, including on his head, and a white over-garment with a cross of St George, suggesting that he is a member of the Knights Templar. The image seems to suggest that Australian soldiers were returning to the Holy Land to renew a struggle began by Europeans during the medieval period.

Creator

Leist, Fred

Source

Publisher

Australian War Memorial

Date

c 1915

Rights

Copyright Expired - Public Domain.

Australian War Memorial:

http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/ART02930

Format

Hyperlink

Language

English

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Citation

“"1189. The Crusaders 1915.",” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 26, 2020, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/68.