Tuesday 4 February 2014 by Craig Tibbitts. 7 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Collection Highlights, Anzac Voices, Personal Stories

This article was originally published in Inside History Magazine, Issue 20, Jan - Feb 2014. Find out more and subscribe to Inside History here.

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Monday 3 February 2014 by Gabrielle Considine. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Collection Highlights Sound Collection Online

The Australian War Memorial has remarkable hidden stories in its sound collection. This compilation of interview extracts reveals the lucky escapes of five men that served during the First World War. These men suffered wounds, sickness and witnessed the horrific casualties of war. They describe themselves to be the lucky ones.

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Friday 10 January 2014 by Dianne Rutherford. 2 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology, Anzac Voices Pheasant Wood, Fromelles, Anzac voices

The ANZAC voices exhibition features a number of rare documents displayed for the first time, such as some of Frederick Tubb’s diaries and John Simpson Kirkpatrick’s letters. It is also the first time the Memorial has displayed relics recovered from the Pheasant Wood mass grave at Fromelles.

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Thursday 19 December 2013 by Robyn van Dyk. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Collection, Exhibitions, Anzac Voices

 

I would not have joined this contingent if I had known that they were not going to England.

                                           Private John Simpson, 3rd Field Ambulance, Christmas Day 1914

 

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Tuesday 17 December 2013 by Paul Taylor. 3 comments.
Collection, Collection Highlights, News

 

 

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Tuesday 17 December 2013 by Vick Gwyn. 9 comments.
Collection LGBTI, DEFGLIS, Mardi Gras

 

In December 2012, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) announced that for the very first time, ADF members would be allowed to march in uniform at Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade in 2013. This momentous announcement coincided with the ADF’s 20th anniversary of the removal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces. The march would also fall on the 35th anniversary of the parade, making the inaugural uniformed march all the more historic.

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Monday 16 December 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
Collection Film

To celebrate the holiday season, the Film/Sound section of the Australian War Memorial have put together this light hearted Christmas video as our final showreel for the year. Drawing on material from across various conflicts from both home and abroad and items in both our film and sound collections, our video highlights the joy that Christmas brings to young and old.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team in Film/Sound!


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Thursday 12 December 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. 1 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology, Anzac Voices Gallipoli, Improvisation

Some of the objects on display in the new ANZAC voices exhibition illustrate the ingenuity of the ANZACs when faced with insufficient supplies and equipment at Gallipoli. When the ANZACs landed there on 25 April 1915, they expected a quick advance to Constantinople [Istanbul] so did not carry the equipment or supplies they needed for trench warfare.

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This sound reel features Australian soldiers from the First World War recalling memories of recruitment and enlistment.

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