Memorial Articles

The Memorial boasts a staff of subject specialists in all aspects of military history and museum practice.

Our Blogs, Articles and our Encyclopedia allow our historians, curators, librarians and exhibition team to share their knowledge and information on Australian military history, the Memorial's vast collection, recent acquisitions, exhibitions and events.

Latest Blogs

  1. A Battery of Cameras

    03 August 2020

    On 9 September 1945 General Sir Thomas Blamey, Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Military Forces, presided over a ceremony at Morotai in which he accepted the surrender of the Japanese 2nd Army from Lieutenant General Fusatarō Teshima. One man recorded the occasion -  a 16mm film which he shot on his Kodak model B cine-camera.

  2. Remembering Private Louis Brimblecombe

    03 August 2020

    Louis Brimblecombe was a farmer from Forrest Hill, Queensland, and was just 21 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in July 1917.

  3. 'It was just like winning the lottery'

    03 August 2020

     At 100 years of age, Cecil Fish still remembers the end of the Second World War as if it was yesterday.

  4. The siege of Elands River

    31 July 2020

    The Elands River post was a British outpost on a rocky ridge in the western Transvaal surrounded on three sides by Elands River and two tributary creeks.

  5. Sniper first, photographer second: Ian “Robbie” Robertson

    22 July 2020

    Ian Robertson had an eye for photography – and sniping. He was considered to be one of the best marksmen in his unit, the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) during the Korean War.

  6. The search for 'Curly' Dawes

    21 July 2020

    The Australian War Memorial is asking for help to identify Indigenous soldiers who served on Gallipoli.

  7. Their life in photos: Charlie and Olwyn Green

    19 July 2020

    Charles Hercules Green and Edna Olwyn Warner were two remarkable people who came together in 1939 and their richly shared legacy has become one of the driving forces behind the commemoration and remembrance of the Korean War.

  8. KATCOMs – Mini exhibition

    16 July 2020

    Over 100 Republic of Korea (ROK) soldiers were embedded within each Australian battalion from 1953 as part of the KATCOM (Korean Augmentation to Commonwealth Division) scheme.

  9. 'They are lifetime experiences I don’t think anyone would forget'

    16 July 2020

    Brian Cooper was a 19-year-old sergeant in Korea when he had to call down artillery onto his own position twice during the battle of Samichon River in July 1953.

Subscribe to the Australian War Memorial Blog RSS feed