Work has commenced on an independent history that will document and analyse the medical legacies of the Vietnam War.
The volume, commissioned by the Council of the Australian War Memorial, will be written by Dr Peter Yule, a research fellow at the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Yule said the new volume would examine the complete range of medical issues experienced by Australian veterans, with particular focus on post-traumatic stress disorder and the health effects of exposure to herbicides.
Current and former members of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police took part in a parade at the Australian War Memorial today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of policing service and support to Australian soldiers.
The parade was reviewed by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), who also delivered the Commemorative Address to the attendant crowd.
Registrations are open for media seeking to attend 2016 Anzac Day services at the Australian War Memorial.
This year marks 100 years since the arrival of Australian troops on the Western Front, where they were involved in some of the fiercest fighting of the First World War. Ultimately, more Australians would lose their lives on the Western Front than any other theatre of war.
One of the Australian War Memorial’s flagship centenary projects, the Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio, has today been presented to Parliament House.
Commissioned in 2014, the project features artistic responses by ten leading Australian and New Zealand artists to the history and legacy of the First World War, and in particular the shared experience of our two nations.
Director Dr Brendan Nelson called the portfolio one of the most ambitious art commissioning projects undertaken in the Memorial’s history.
The Victoria Cross (VC) medal group of First World War veteran Private Reginald Roy Inwood of the 10th Battalion AIF has gone on display at the Australian War Memorial.
Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson said Private Inwood was awarded the medal for his conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty.
“Private Inwood, or ‘Roy’, as he was known, like all recipients of the Victoria Cross showed remarkable bravery in the presence of the enemy,” Dr Nelson said.