International organisations commemorating the First World War
Institution Location Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 Zonnebeke, Belgium Franco-Australian Museum Villers-Bretonneux, France In Flanders Fields Museum Ypres, Belgium Royal Air Force Museum London and Cosford, England National Army Museum London, England The National Archives London, England Museum of the Great War Peronne, France Australians on the Western Front, 1914 - 1918 The ANZAC Experience in Malta
A series of four individual self-guided tours to the principal sites associated with ANZAC personnel in Malta.
Community projects commemorating the First World War
For School and Country
From the schoolyard to the battlefield,a dozen student soldiers put down their books, and went to war. The children of the 1920s grew up in the shadow of the Great War. They lived through the Great Depression and as their final years of school passed, Australia found itself in the next global conflict – World War II.
They were fathered by the veterans of Gallipoli and taught in the classroom by the heroes of Lone Pine, but one figure towered above all others in the lives of some of Sydney’s schoolboys. Captain Neil MacNeil, decorated for valour and leadership at the Battle of Loos, served as Headmaster at this small start-up school. He turned the students into cadets and armed them with rifles, preparing them for the war he saw coming.
For School and Country is a documentary miniseries by Thistle Productions. It chronicles the service of twelve World War II veterans who went to school together, took up arms when war broke out, and served all over the world across the services: army, navy and air force.