The dioramas are counted among the greatest treasures of the Australian War Memorial’s collection. The idea for the dioramas emerged out of discussions during the First World War between Charles Bean, one of the Memorial’s founders, and a group of war artists. Bean saw them as works of art, an emotive way of conveying to people in Australia a sense of the devastation and danger of battle, and the sacrifice and sufferings of the people to whom the Memorial is dedicated.
This diorama card set includes seven cards, one each of the First and Second World War dioramas. These include:
- Lone Pine
- Mont St Quentin
- Somme winter
- Tarakan, Borneo
Each image is printed in gloss on high quality card stock and includes a description of the original diorama. Cards measure 21.5 x 10.5 cm folded, 43 x 10.5 cm open. White envelope is included so your cards are ready to send.
Diorama cards are also available to purchase individually.