New galleries opening at the Australian War Memorial
On 27 February 2008, the Australian War Memorial’s new Conflicts 1945 to today galleries will open to the public. The galleries combine cutting-edge technology with large iconic objects to tell the stories of Australia’s involvement in conflicts over the past six decades.
As well as Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping operations since 1945, the new galleries cover conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, and, more recently, in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There are over 30 new audiovisual displays, including Iroquois helicopter sound and light shows, and a re-enactment film of the Battle of Long Tan. Visitors can walk on board the bridge of a warship, the HMAS Brisbane, and see the most recent of the Memorial's dioramas, the Battle of Kapyong.
The slide show below gives you an idea of what you will see if you visit the new Conflicts 1945 to today galleries.