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