Monday 19 November 2012 by Emma Campbell. No comments.
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Monday 12 November 2012 by Emma Campbell. No comments.
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Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. -- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 10 November 1942 

The nature and timing of the turning point of the Second World War has been debated and redefined numerous times since the end of the conflict in 1945.

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Wednesday 3 October 2012 by Amanda Rebbeck. 10 comments.
News, Personal Stories, New acquisitions

My name is Brady Davison and I am a work experience student from St Stanislaus College, Bathurst. As part of my week at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra I researched the Next of Kin plaque commemorating the First World War service of Private John Joseph Edward Darnedt. Here is his story.

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Wednesday 19 September 2012 by Emma Campbell. 4 comments.
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Pipers flank the men who fought in the battle of Long Tan during the dedication ceremony.Pipers flank the men who fought in the battle of Long Tan during the dedication ceremony. P04665.798

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Friday 31 August 2012 by Marylou Pooley. 4 comments.
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Steve Gower.  Photo courtesy of Silas BrownSteve Gower. Photo courtesy of Silas Brown
After more than 16 years as Director of the Australian War Memorial Steve Gower AO AO (Mil) retires on Friday 31 August 2012.

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Wednesday 22 August 2012 by Emma Campbell. No comments.
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When war was declared in August 1914, it began a period of great upheaval for the lives of Australians. The young nation of just over 4 million sent 330,000 men to foreign lands such as Turkey, Egypt, France, and Belgium with the newly formed Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Most families had at least one member – or a friend or neighbour – in the fight.

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Thursday 9 August 2012 by Marie Kesina. 8 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection, Collection Highlights

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Canberra. On 9th August 1942, the cruiser came to a catastrophic end in the Pacific during the Battle of Savo Island. Captain Frank Edmund Getting was in command at the time. He had a long association with the Navy. His story, and that of HMAS Canberra, was uncovered whilst scanning the Reports of Proceedings for HMAS Canberra.  

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Friday 27 July 2012 by Lauren Beckman. 19 comments.
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Wednesday 4 July 2012 by Stuart Bennington. 7 comments.
News, New acquisitions, Collection, Anzac Connections

On occasion a totally unexpected document walks in the front door and into Official Records.  Recently a report made at Gallipoli was generously donated by Cindy Osborne to the Memorial.  The document in question is a handover report from the Commanding Officer 26th Infantry Battalion to the Commanding Officer of the 28th.  The Russell Top handover report is a most welcome addition to the Official Records held at the Memorial, for although we hold the War Diaries of the units involved, supporting reports such as this one are rarely present in the Gallipoli records.

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Monday 25 June 2012 by Emma Campbell. 2 comments.
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Acclaimed British author and Second World War historian Antony Beevor will deliver the keynote address at the Australian War Memorial’s annual history conference to be held in Canberra in September.

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