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. 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    19 September 2019

    It was thought that Operation Market Garden would deal Germany a blow from which it could not recover, potentially ending the war by Christmas 1944. But it would be prove to be anything but a quick advance to victory.

  2. Australian War Memorial Digitisation project – Seeking further information

    17 September 2019

    If are you related to these people, or in contact with their descendants, the Memorial would love to talk to you.

  3. 'It was just so intense'

    17 September 2019

    Zoe George always knew that her family had a proud history of military service. What she didn’t know was that her great-grandfather John Leeson fought in the battle of Amiens.

  4. 'It’s pretty inspiring'

    16 September 2019

    Erin Vink’s great-uncle John Henry Sharpe enlisted for service during the Second World War at the age of 35, but he had a secret.

  5. 'He never got over the loss'

    11 September 2019

    George Bingley was one of three brothers who enlisted during the First World War. They would all serve on the Western Front, but George was the only one who came home.

  6. 'I'm biased, but I think it's the best thing in the Memorial'

    05 September 2019

    It was affectionately known as “the pig” for its ability to fly low and fast during bombing runs, but to pilot Geoffrey Talbot the F-111 was simply “magnificent”.

  7. 'I was lucky'

    03 September 2019

    Eighty years after the start of the Second World War, Ian Hutchison still considers himself lucky.

  8. Ink in the lines: tattoo stories of our veterans

    27 August 2019

    This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Memorial’s tattoo project and tattoo collections.

  9. Remembering the Colenso brothers

    14 August 2019

    The four Colenso brothers enlisted together during the Second World War, but only two made it home.

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