What's On - 30 January 2012

  • Exhibition: Greece, Crete and Syria

    Friday 30 September 2011 - Sunday 19 February 2012

    In April and May 1941, the 6th Australian Division fought valiant but ultimately unsuccessful campaigns in Greece and Crete. In June and July the same year, the 7th Australian Division fought an unexpectedly vicious and politically embarrassing campaign against men who had once been allies, the Vichy French, in Syria. This exhibition, incorporating contemporary portraits by Peter Wegner, celebrates the exploits of these brave Australians. Read More

    In April and May 1941, the 6th Australian Division fought valiant but ultimately unsuccessful campaigns in Greece and Crete. In June and July the same year, the 7th Australian Division fought an unexpectedly vicious and politically embarrassing campaign against men who had once been allies, the Vichy French, in Syria. This exhibition, incorporating contemporary portraits by Peter Wegner, celebrates the exploits of these brave Australians.

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  • Exhibition: Japan's entry into the Second World War (1939-45)

    Friday 20 January 2012 - Sunday 3 June 2012

    The Shrine remembers these anniversaries in an exhibition which commemorates Australia’s darkest days - from Japan’s entry into the Second World War until the battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, when Japan suffered its first setback and the tide of the war in the Pacific began to turn. Read More

    Japan achieved a series of victories in Malaya, Singapore, Rabaul, Java, Ambon and Timor in the six month period following its declaration of war in December 1941. Thousands of Australian men and women died serving in these territories and many more became prisoners of war. 70 years have passed since these momentous events shocked Australia out of complacency and brought the war to our doorstep. The Shrine remembers these anniversaries in an exhibition which commemorates Australia’s darkest days - from Japan’s entry into the Second World War until the battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, when Japan suffered its first setback and the tide of the war in the Pacific began to turn.

    Ex POW Walter Hicks speech from the launch of the exhibition

     

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