Thursday 23 December 2010 by Kathryn Hicks. 2 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection Christmas, Food, Menu

When we think of Christmas we think of presents, decorations and most importantly Christmas dinner. What was Christmas dinner like for those at war?

Private Charles Bennett (PR04245) writes in his letters home about the Christmas dinner he had in an English camp in 1916. He had: Turkey, Ham, Roast Potato, Peas, Parsnips, Xmas pudding, Café au Lait, apples, orange, bananas, saffron cakes, mince pies

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Friday 29 October 2010 by Justin Powell. 4 comments.
News

Wednesday 6 October 2010 by Pen Roberts. 6 comments.
News

It all began with a small flower arrangement in a Tokyo shop window.

Norman Sparnon was working for ATIS (Allied Translator and Interpreter Section), part of the US Department of the Army. This was post-war Japan, and Sparnon was witness to the extraordinary transformation of a traditional society being channelled swiftly into a modern democracy.

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Thursday 30 September 2010 by Nicholas Schmidt. 1 comments.
News, Collection Highlights, Wartime, ANZAC Connections

This afternoon I will be talking about an interesting collection, held in the Memorial's Research Centre, on Canberra's 666 ABC Drive program. (Update: listen to it here)

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Wednesday 29 September 2010 by LEUT Debra Holland. No comments.
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Friday 24 September 2010 by LEUT Debra Holland. No comments.
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Sunday 12 September 2010 by LEUT Debra Holland. 5 comments.
News

Monday 6 September 2010 by Liz Holcombe. 2 comments.
News

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.

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Tuesday 11 May 2010 by Pen Roberts. 7 comments.
News

The postcard concept had its origins in Germany and the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century. By the outbreak of the First World War, millions of postcards were being sent across the world via postal services. The phenomenon of collecting postcards was also well and truly established.

A new display featuring images of women from the First World War postcard collection, is currently showing in the Australian War Memorial’s Reading Room.

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This ANZAC Day marks the 95th anniversary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign, when tens of thousands of British, French and Dominion troops landed on the Turkish coast.

To acknowledge this anniversary, the Australian War Memorial’s Research Centre is displaying previously unseen original letters and diaries relating to the campaign. The Research Centre’s collection is a rich source of records that tells the story of Gallipoli in the words of those who experience it.

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