On this day

14 November 1917

End of third battle of Ypres.Australia suffered heavy losses at Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge & Passchendaele



What's New At the Memorial

Outdoor group portrait of a tank crew and some members of the 5th Australian Infantry Brigade

1918 - The end of "the war to end war"

Centenary Symposium

16 November 2018
BAE Systems Theatre, 8:15am

11 November 2018 will mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The guns of the Western Front in France and Belgium fell silent after more than four years of the bloodiest conflict the world had yet seen. The end had come more suddenly than most military and political leaders anticipated.

The Australian War Memorial invites you to join our historians and other experts in a special one-day symposium on the last year of the war, as we assess the climactic events of 1918 – from the failed German Spring Offensives to Australia’s final infantry action in the costly capture of Montbrehain.


  1. 'It's very, very special to me: it just gives that sense of peace and calm'

    Lady Hicks was just 12 years old when she attended the opening of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Remembrance Day 1941.

  2. 'I've been blessed'

    As the world pauses to commemorate the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War, Victoria Margaret Watt will celebrate her 100th birthday.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Roll of Honour

    Free public talk
    Commemorative Area, 12:30pm

    Join a curator in the Commemorative Area to hear about the history of the Memorial’s Roll of Honour.

  2. 1918 – The end of “the war to end war”

    Centenary Symposium
    BAE Systems Theatre, 8:15am

  3. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

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