Aust War Memorial

Aust War Memorial


Museum, archive, & memorial that aims to help people remember & understand the Australian experience of war.

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On Closer Inspection is a 360 degree immersive experience developed by the Australian War Memorial. Explore the Memorials Hudson bomber A16-105, one of 52 Mark IV A Model Hudsons used by the RAAF during the Second World War.   #Museumathome 

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#DailyDigger “Lately our food ration has been again restricted but although the difference is felt now I will soon get used to it.”

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#DailyDigger “... there are houses of, more or less, evil reputation... naturally a fellow is almost compelled to go there for an hour in the afternoon, at any rate.”

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#OnThisDay 1915: Australian and New Zealand troops land on Gallipoli#AnzacDay 

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Lest We Forget. #WeRememberThem  #RemembranceDay  #LestWeForget 

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Today we welcomed the news that the Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS AE1 has been found, 103 years after it went missing near Papua New Guinea. The find is the end of a longstanding mystery and will provide closure to the families of the 35 crew members. #AE1  #Myawm 

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On this day, 100 years ago the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. #Remembranceday  #honourtheirspirit 

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#OnThisDay in 1966 6th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), supported by the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, fought Australia's costliest engagement of the Vietnam War, the battle of Long Tan. To read more:

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In the peace and quiet of the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial, a pigeon has been busy preparing for new life in a place that commemorates death, sacrifice and renewal. Continue reading: #RemembranceDay  #WeRememberThem 

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#OnThisDay : First Japanese air raid on Darwin. The city was bombed 64 times between February 1942 and November 1943 #WW2 

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