Stories about Toughness

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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Think Piece: For we are young and free

….for we are young and free – first line of our national anthem. We sing it often. We sang it this morning. We hear our children and grandchildren sing it. […]

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Think Piece: Remembering our Unsung Heroes

While we often acknowledge the exploits and sacrifices of our well-known military heroes, for every one of these there are numerous others whose stories are unknown and whose acts of […]

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Australian Prisoners of War – our forgotten heroes

As we reflect on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, we remember that while that ill-fated battle cost the British Commonwealth forces 1,742 killed with 2,225 wounded, a […]

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Think Piece: Mateship Across the Generations

March 2016 will see the arrival of a Platoon of soldiers from the British Army’s 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (4 YORKS), to participate in Exercise Morlancourt. Exercise Morlancourt is […]

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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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