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. The Role of Catalinas in Australia’s War in the Pacific

    13 December 2019

    It is often said that the Consolidated PBY Catalinas were to Australia what the Supermarine Spitfire was to Britain. With an ability to fly long hours at a low altitude at a slow pace (ideal for mine placement), it was one of the most important Allied aircraft of the Pacific War.

  2. Loyal friend, trusted comrade

    11 December 2019

    When Australian servicemen and servicewomen have gone to war they have often been accompanied by man’s best friend.

  3. Brothers in arms

    09 December 2019

    Harold West and George Leonard were best mates who did everything together.

  4. Have your say

    29 November 2019

    The Australian War Memorial is hosting a series of community consultations in cities and towns around the country.

  5. Australians and New Zealanders who served on the Serbian Front of the First World War

    26 November 2019

    Australian and New Zealanders who served on the Serbian Front of the First World War.

    For most Australians and New Zealanders, the focal points of the war were Gallipoli, Palestine, and France and Belgium on the Western Front. However, the war was also fought in a number of other theatres, including the Balkans.

  6. Aage Bergdahl MV Scotia, Second World War

    21 November 2019

    During the Second World War the Allied war effort relied heavily on the Merchant Navy transporting essential cargo to and from Australia. Norwegian merchant seaman Aage Berdahl served on ships operating between the United Kingdom and Australia. In early 1943 he signed onto the Norwegian tanker MV Scotia.

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