Conflicts: 1945 to today
In 1945, with the end of the Second World War and the creation of the United Nations, many people were optimistic that the world was entering a new era of peace. For Australia the following decades were a time of great prosperity.
- Reflections by Steve Gower.
The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
- Australia's other Asian Wars by Karl James.
Australians have been serving in south-east Asia for over a decade before the Vietnam War
- Suffer little children by Nigel Steel.
During the Korean War, thousands were forced from their homes and became refugees
- One 'Nasho's' war by Elizabeth Stewart.
Despite the anguish, Richard Barry viewed national service as a privilege
- Impressions of Peacekeeping by Ian Hodges.
A new exhibit commemorates the thousands of Australians who have worked to bring safety to some of the most dangerous places on earth
- A model gift by Steve Bullard.
An innocent request had a prolonged sequel
- Hugh and Harry by Norman H. Young.
An act of kindness in 1942 forged a link with a father who died for his country
- The desert campaign by Peter Burness.
Throughout the First World War the Australian Light Horse was central to British successes in the Sinai and in Palestine and Syria
- Conspicuous gallantry by David Stewart.
In the heroic charge of the Australian Light Horse against Beersheba, Major James Lawson led the way
- Eloquent silence by Elizabeth Williamson.
A simple idea began a tradition that honours the sacrifices of war
- Bridging the divide by Josephine Kildea.
Miss Chomley kept prisoners of war and their families in touch
- With grateful thanks... by Joanne Smedley.
Dogged detective work adds personalities to rare photographs
- Taking it on the road by Sven Knudsen.
For ten years the Memorial has been taking the National Collection to Australians far and wide
- Who was the man with the donkey? by Emily Robertson.
A recent sale has re-ignited a decades old debate about a famous painting
- Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news
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