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View Resource Australian War Memorial

The online presence of the Australian War Memorial, located in Canberra, Australia, this site contains dozens of valuable resources for those with a penchant either for Australian military history or merely for finding the military unit in which a relative may have served during the past 100 years. With numerous sectional headings, the Web site has an effective long-form essay that serves as a...
View Resource Dawn of the Legend

Throughout Australia, April 25, 1915, is a date that every Australian knows well. This is ANZAC Day, and it commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on a hostile shore along the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. This online exhibit, developed by the staff of the Australian War Memorial, pays tribute to that fateful day by providing brief essays and digitized images of primary...
View Resource Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt

During World War I, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. During the Great War, the tiny community was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. This remarkable website collects portrait postcards documenting those times, donated to the Australian...

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View Resource Centenary of the First World War, 1914-1918

The Australian War Memorial is commemorating the centenary of the First World War by engaging in a sophisticated and nuanced redevelopment of its First World War galleries and related exhibits. Users of this site will get a great peek into these new galleries, along with access to the Memorial's YouTube video channels and blogs. Visitors should click on over to the ANZAC Voices to learn about the...

View Resource Afghanistan: The Australian Story

The people behind the Australian War Memorial have crafted this online collection to tell the story of some of the Australians who have served in the war in Afghanistan. As the site notes, these service men and women “have built schools, roads, and hospitals. They have mentored the fledgling army of a new, democratic nation.” The site explores their experiences through maps, ephemera, and video...