On this day

On this day 18 August 1966

Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam. Now marked as Vietnam Veterans Day.

What's New At the Memorial


  1. Second World War veterans showcased in photography installation

    The Australian War Memorial has become the proud custodian of 6,500 contemporary portraits of Second World War veterans; on the 72nd anniversary of VP Day.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Vietnam Veterans Day Last Post Ceremony

    Vietnam Veterans Day Last Post Ceremony commemorating Bernard Lyle Smith of the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

  2. Private Glanville's Radio

    Captured on Crete and sent to work in a factory as a prisoner of the Germans during the Second World War, Private Reginald Glanville used his electrical expertise to construct a short-wave radio.

  3. Art of Nation: Charles Bean's Memorial

    Join Memorial curators as they demonstrate this new interactive, Art of Nation

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