Tanks and the Australian Imperial Force

  • Exhibition time
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    Located on the Lower Level

Free public talk

Tuesday 13 and 27 February at 11.30 am
Anzac Hall

The Australian Imperial Force’s first major operation alongside tanks at Bullecourt in 1917 was a disaster for the infantry, and the tanks bore the brunt of the diggers’ hatred. Just over a year later this attitude had changed completely: tanks and Australian soldiers were often working together with ruthless efficiency, pushing the enemy back across France and Belgium.

Join Research Centre staff to discover how this change took place by exploring collections recording the words of the men themselves.

Allied tanks and infantry troops preparing to go into action, Bellicourt, France, 29 September 1918. H12514