Monday 6 September 2010 by Liz Holcombe. 2 comments
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The Second World War galleries recently opened to the public after a re-development that puts never-before-seen objects alongside some remodeled existing exhibits.

The new items include a rare Australian armoured vehicle, the Dingo scout car; a captured German Flak 38 anti-aircraft gun still in its original desert camouflage; and a unique Chevrolet lorry and Breda anti-aircraft gun combination used by Australians during the siege of Tobruk.

Chevrolet lorry and Breda anti-aircraft gun . Chevrolet lorry and Breda anti-aircraft gun .

A new showcase emphasises the importance of the "home front" and includes a beautifully restored civilian Studebaker sedan with its producer gas unit and an Anderson shelter, which was designed to protect families in their backyards.

Returning displays include the Kokoda campaign and German Kübelwagen. The HMAS Sydney exhibit has been updated to include an audiovisual presentation.

The carley float from HMAS Sydney. PAIU2010_075_06_1 The carley float from HMAS Sydney.

 

Come and see the galleries for yourself.

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ric lucas

We toured it on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed the new display.

Baz

I visited the War memorial in Canberra about 7 years ago, and was blown away. What a piece of work, Its a pity regional areas dont have a few displays. Keep up the good work.