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. RAAF losses in Bomber Command: understanding the numbers

    15 July 2020

    Flying Officer Colin Flockhart was typical of the many young men who enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. A boy from the suburbs

  2. Mad Aussies of the Med

    14 July 2020

    This year marks the 80th anniversary of the battle of Cape Spada, the event which made HMAS Sydney (II) and her crew renowned throughout the Mediterranean and the world.

  3. Photographer on deck: Alan White left a valuable record of HMAS Sydney in Korean waters

    14 July 2020

    On 14 October 1951, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Majestic-class light aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney (III) was anchored in Sasebo Harbour, Japan, when warning came of the approach of Typhoon Ruth.

  4. Debbie - A lot more than a truck

    09 July 2020

    The blast happened on Tuesday afternoon, 10 July 2012. Debbie, more formally known as Echo 21 Alpha, struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan’s Deh Rawud district in mid-2012.

  5. The Forgotten Official War Artist

    06 July 2020

    Just as the Korean War is often referred to as “the forgotten war” it seems that Frank Norton is the forgotten official war artist.

  6. 'I think we may have found our man'

    02 July 2020

    The mystery surrounding the identity of an Australian soldier whose photograph was found in a trunk in Port Adelaide may have been solved.

  7. “Nothing but a notebook and a pencil”: War Correspondents in Korea

    01 July 2020

    As Australia committed the Royal Australian Navy, followed by the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army, Australian newspapers moved to send correspondents to cover the Korean war.

  8. “I was a prisoner in North Korea”

    30 June 2020

    Private Donnelly was at the front of the patrol and closest to the new trench line, watching as a barrage of grenades flew over his head. Trying to identify the enemy’s position, made difficult by low visibility, Donnelly threw two grenades...

  9. 'It’s the dreadful moments … the terrible moments that you remember'

    29 June 2020

    Don Collins doesn’t like to talk about the war. A sergeant with the Second New Guinea Infantry Battalion, he was wounded in New Guinea and lost two of his mates within days of one another.

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