Recent Conflicts

Discover the human stories behind the headlines and find out what it was really like to serve in Australia’s twenty-first century wars. An Australian sorting through the wreckage of the World Trade Center. A witness to a car bomb attack in Iraq. A young man wounded when his vehicle hit an Improvised Explosive Device, and the female medic who gave him First Aid. A soldier fighting the Taliban in a remote valley of Aghanistan. Photographs and video footage taken by the servicemen and women themselves show the wars through their eyes: the drama and tragedy, as well as the humour and comradeship.

Read further about the story of Corporal Chris May and his dramatic rescue after being wounded in Afghanistan.

The Recent Conflicts gallery was supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.


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