On this day

23 October 1942

The battle of El Alamein begins. It would come to be seen as one of the turning point battles of the Second World War.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. 'It's been a privilege'

    When Debra Lewis was making poppies for the Memorial, she was thinking of her father and her grandfather.

  2. 'I've been very lucky'

    Just 30 minutes after losing both his legs in a horrific blast in Afghanistan, Curtis McGrath was lying on a stretcher joking to his mates that they would see him at the Paralympics one day.

  3. 'It was extraordinarily brave'

    Sarah Worley’s grandfather was severely wounded while serving with the Anzacs on Gallipoli and wore a brace for the rest of his life. But he never spoke about the First World War.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Napier Waller Art Prize talk

    Free public talk
    Mezzanine, Anzac Hall, 11:30am

  2. Curator’s first-hand experience of deployment

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12 pm

  3. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

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