Thursday 20 December 2012 by Emma Campbell. No comments.
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On Christmas Eve 1914, soldiers of the British, French and German armies were hunkered down in trenches on the Western Front, their thoughts on their loved ones at home. As night fell, the sound of German soldiers singing carols drifted across no man’s land, and small fir trees and lanterns appeared on the tops of their trenches. Messages were shouted between the two sides, and some soldiers ventured out to meet and exchange gifts. The momentum for goodwill gained pace, and on Christmas Day more men met to talk, take photographs, and even play football.

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Friday 14 December 2012 by Dianne Rutherford. 1 comments.
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REL46119 watch chain with badges associated with Frank Pendlebury

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Wednesday 5 December 2012 by Jamie Croker. 2 comments.
News, Collection, Conservation

A lot of work has been carried out on the Hudson since the last blog update.  A large number of structural components have been manufactured and fitted into the lower airframe, culminating in the trail fitment last week of the 'Tunnel Gun' position.  Work will soon move forward and concentrate on the Navigators step and forward cabin detail, folowed by construction of the Radio Operators room directly behind the pilot.

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Monday 19 November 2012 by Emma Campbell. No comments.
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Monday 12 November 2012 by Emma Campbell. No comments.
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Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. -- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 10 November 1942 

The nature and timing of the turning point of the Second World War has been debated and redefined numerous times since the end of the conflict in 1945.

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Wednesday 3 October 2012 by Amanda Rebbeck. 10 comments.
News, Personal Stories, New acquisitions

My name is Brady Davison and I am a work experience student from St Stanislaus College, Bathurst. As part of my week at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra I researched the Next of Kin plaque commemorating the First World War service of Private John Joseph Edward Darnedt. Here is his story.

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Wednesday 19 September 2012 by Emma Campbell. 4 comments.
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Pipers flank the men who fought in the battle of Long Tan during the dedication ceremony.Pipers flank the men who fought in the battle of Long Tan during the dedication ceremony. P04665.798

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Friday 31 August 2012 by Marylou Pooley. 4 comments.
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Steve Gower.  Photo courtesy of Silas BrownSteve Gower. Photo courtesy of Silas Brown
After more than 16 years as Director of the Australian War Memorial Steve Gower AO AO (Mil) retires on Friday 31 August 2012.

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Wednesday 22 August 2012 by Emma Campbell. No comments.
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When war was declared in August 1914, it began a period of great upheaval for the lives of Australians. The young nation of just over 4 million sent 330,000 men to foreign lands such as Turkey, Egypt, France, and Belgium with the newly formed Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Most families had at least one member – or a friend or neighbour – in the fight.

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