Blog articles allow our subject specialists to share their knowledge on Australian military history. They also provide a way for us to take a closer look at the people and the stories behind the history and our museum collection. Here is just a small selection of the blogs that we have published over the years. 

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  1. Love letters from Bomber Command

    24 February 2020

    “I received the two most wonderful letters. I wonder whether the post office people ever realise what precious documents they handle."

  2. 'He's my best mate'

    18 June 2019

    Roy Dodd and Ray Collins are the best of friends. Their unbreakable bond was forged in Vietnam when they served together in the same tank crew during the battle of Binh Ba.

  3. The book that stopped a bullet

    21 September 2017

    Forty-six years on, Graham Spinkston reflects on what became known as the battle of Nui Le.

  4. 'Guess you will be thinking I’ve gone up in smoke'

    20 June 2018

    When Australian Army nurse Kathleen Neuss sat down to write a letter home from Singapore on 6 February 1942 she couldn’t have known it would be her last.

  5. 'They were so brave'

    22 March 2019

    Val Lehman starred as “Queen” Bea Smith in the Australian television show Prisoner, but to the award-winning actress, her grandfather, James Holland, was a star. He fought on Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War and is one of the “Lost Diggers of Vignacourt”.

  6. Reflections: honouring our Second World War veterans

    15 August 2017

    Ian Prior was one of the Second World War veterans photographed as part of the Reflections project.  Read more of their stories. 

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