War History

Anzac Day


They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. Laurence Binyon On the 25th of April – ANZAC Day – We remember all those who have paid the …

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Rememberance Day

Remembrance Day, November 11th, is the anniversary of the Armistice, which was signed in the forest of Compiegne on the Western Front by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War 1 after four years of conflict. At 0500 hours on Monday November 11th 1918 the Germans signed the Armistice; an order was …

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VP Day

“Fellow citizens, the war is over.” Few announcements in Australian history have provoked such spontaneous displays of emotion as Prime Minister Ben Chifley’s on 15 August 1945. On that day, Japan announced it would surrender to Allied forces. Victory in Europe had been achieved on 8 May 1945 and Japan’s surrender ended World War II, …

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