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 returned soldier's protest

    31 May 2019

    James Bennett was angry: he had fought alongside Aboriginal men on Gallipoli and the Western Front and was horrified at their treatment back home after the war.

  2. The Great Escape of 1918

    31 May 2019

    Decades before Allied prisoners dreamed up plans to escape the Nazis at Stalag Luft III, 29 officers tunnelled their way out of a German prisoner of war camp during the First World War.

  3. Remembering Athol Adams

    31 May 2019

    Athol Adams was shot four times in the first ten days of the Gallipoli campaign.

  4. The 2018 Bryan Gandevia Prize announcement

    28 May 2019

    The Australian War Memorial is proud to announce Alexia Moncrieff as the winner of the 2018 Bryan Gandevia Prize.

  5. 'I knew in my heart that it had happened'

    22 May 2019

    Anne Coutts will always remember the last time she saw her father, Sergeant William McDougall, who was killed when the hospital ship Centaur was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese.

  6. 'I've been very lucky'

    21 May 2019

    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.

  7. 'I couldn’t tell you how bad it was'

    17 May 2019

    For almost 75 years, 95-year-old Gordon Willoughby has carefully guarded a collection of images from the Second World War in an old pay envelope in the drawer of his late wife’s dressing table.

  8. 'My nerves conjured up soldiers everywhere'

    14 May 2019

    When John Mott was captured at Bullecourt in April 1917, he was determined to escape.

  9. 'I’ve had a pretty good life'

    07 May 2019

    Leonard Timbrell was just a teenager when he joined the Navy and went away to war.

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