• Simpson Prize 2011

    Monday 18 April 2011 by Stuart Baines.

    Istanbul The first day in Istanbul and the excitement and adventure of being in this wonderful city has kept away the fatigue from the long flight. After settling in at the hotel we decided that we should prepare ourselves for our excursion later in trip to the Bazzar by going and getting a little taste. The excuse was fresh air. The experience is amazing and although only a taste really shows the difference in culture. …

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  • Tobruk Diaries: Look out above!

    Monday 18 April 2011 by .

    Bryant's Diary:  Friday, 18th April 1941 Today was quiet and only a little artillery was active.  We got plenty of food which is pretty good.  There was an issue of Egyptian cigarettes – a gift from King Farouk, but the boys didn’t go much on their flavour; they were too strong. Cosgriff's Diary:  Saturday 19th April 1941 Raided from 1-6 am.  Plenty of planes and plenty of 1000 bombs.  Several fell in workshops one on road and…

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  • WWI letters & diaries at the Memorial.

    Monday 18 April 2011 by Sue Jamesion. 4 comments

    As the Memorial gears up for WWI Centenary commemorations, AWM cataloguer indexer, Sue Jamesion, begins work on a diary from 1914, With the Centenary of the Great War of 1914-1918 only a few years away, staff in the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial are busily working on a variety of special projects aimed at supporting the Australian community's commemoration of this momentous occasion.  One such project …

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