Stories about Compassion

Victory in the Pacific Day

The 73rd Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day) will be commemorated on Wednesday 15 August 2018.  Also referred to as VJ Day (Victory over Japan), VP Day […]

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Centenary of the Battle of Mont St Quentin

At the end of August 1918 German troops were defending the strategically important stronghold of Mont St Quentin.  Mont St Quentin overlooks the Somme River approximately 1.5km north of the […]

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The Battles in the Hindenburg Line – The Australian Flying Corps

Following the Allied capture of the strategically important elevated position of Mont St Quentin and the German retreat from the township of Péronne on 2 September 2018 the German Army […]

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War Letters of General Monash

WAR LETTERS OF GENERAL MONASH France, 11 August 1918 I snatch a few minutes late in the evening to give you brief particulars of an exceptionally interesting day. Villers-Bretonneux is […]

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Corporal Lawrence Carthage Weathers Awarded VC

The citation for the Victoria Cross awarded to Corporal Lawrence Carthage Weathers commends his “conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty”. Lawrence Weathers was born on 14 May 1890 in Te […]

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The Battle of Long Tan

Late in the afternoon of 18 August 1966 when the weather was hot and humid and the rain torrential, a battle began in a rubber plantation, approximately four kilometres to […]

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Journey of Remembrance – The Colours of SA’s Reserve Army Units on the Western Front

Nine South Australians are preparing to pay their respects to those who fought and died on the Western Front during World War I, by accompanying the traditional Colours of their […]

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

On 20 May, this year, seventy five years after the start of the Battle of Crete, we pause to remember one of the most fiercely fought battles of World War […]

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Think Piece: Do Mention the War! A German Perspective

If one had asked the ordinary German what he or she knew about the First World War some years ago, most would have stated that it must have existed, as […]

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Think Piece: Our WWII Servicewomen

  In WWII, some 70,000 Australian women served in eight women-specific Services, in the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) and as Voluntary Aides (VA’s) in Detachments of Red Cross volunteers. […]

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