Thursday 10 September 2009 by Nicholas Schmidt. 3 comments.
News, Collection, Exhibitions Of Love and War

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Those who regularly read the AWM blog might remember the Valentine’s Day blog post about a mysterious love letter from a young French woman to her soldier sweetheart.

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Wednesday 9 September 2009 by Shayne Cummin. No comments.
News

The Australian War Memorial will join other institutions, including the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum, for the worldwide exhibition Common Ground.

 Voting for Common Ground closes on 16 September, so now is the last chance to vote for photographs, including those shared on Flickr by the Australian War Memorial.

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Friday 4 September 2009 by Leigh Harris. No comments.
News, Collection Big Things, aircraft, rocket, tank, dingo, jeffrey, robot

Today I was out at our Conservation and Storage Annex showing journalists through Big Things In Store to get the word out about the event this Sunday.

WIN Television filming the artillery collectionWIN Television filming the artillery collection

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The Western Front was epitomised by the brute force of men against machine and each other. Tens of thousands were lost in the maelstrom of war. In the horror, friendships were forged that endured even through death. This is the story of one such friendship...

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On the 19th November 1941, Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney II was lost, with all hands, off the coast of Western Australia after engaging with the German raider HSK Kormoran. The discovery in March 2008 of the final resting place of the Sydney and the Kormoran attracted much attention. Understandably, there has been much discussion over the circumstances surrounding the loss of the Sydney; however the story of the Kormoran’s Commander, Theodor Anton Detmers, and that of his crew, continued long after the battle.

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Tuesday 28 July 2009 by Alexandra Orr. 4 comments.
News, New acquisitions, Collection Ephemera, Iraq.

The 31st of July 2009 will mark the end of Operation CATALYST. CATALYST began on the 20th of March 2003 and defined the role of the Australian Defence Force in assisting multinational forces in the stabilization and security of Iraq. It also involved ADF support in the implementation of the country’s recovery programs.

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Monday 27 July 2009 by Karl James. 15 comments.
Opinion, views and commentary

That terrible track which is now known as the Kokoda Trail.
George Johnston, New Guinea diary, 1943

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Friday 17 July 2009 by Dianne Rutherford. 2 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology, Personal Stories Prisoner of War

Shrapnel from an American ranging shell, Colditz Castle 1945.Shrapnel from an American ranging shell, Colditz Castle 1945. REL38251

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