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Sharing Australia's military and service history through the experiences of our veterans

Look through the Anzac Portal to uncover the experiences of the men and women who have served Australia in wars, conflicts and peace. The hardship of overseas service extends to the family and friends they leave behind. We commemorate their service and sacrifice.

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The Anzac legend 

Feature

The Anzacs serving on Gallipoli, helped to shape the Australian story. Over time, the meaning of 'Anzac' has changed. But for generations since 1915, the Anzac legend continues to be significant

Phil Elger's Story

Veterans' stories

Phil joined the Royal Australian Air Force in June 1942. Based in England, he flew in bombers as a wireless operator. A vivid memory is being attacked near Berlin by one of Germany's new jet fighters. Watch Phil share his story

Classroom planning for 2021

Education

Calling all teachers! Are you planning lessons for 2021? We have a wealth of free resources, prepared by qualified historians and educators, to help you in the classroom. Visit our Education and Research section

Paths to Victory podcast series

Resources

Join social historian Dr Rebecca Fleming as she shares the stories of Australians who served in World War II. To learn about sailors, troops and aircrew deployed to North Africa, the Middle East and Europe, start with Episode 1

Commemorating the Battle of Bardia

Commemoration

3 January marked the 80th anniversary of the first major land battle involving Australian forces in World War II. We remember the valiant efforts of all who served and those who lost their lives. Learn more about their stories

Primary school digibooks about commemoration

What's new

Two digibooks help explain commemoration to primary students. Easy to display on a smartboard or read on a tablet, they include a story, short videos and inquiry questions aligned to the curriculum.

Free books, education resources and videos

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Anniversaries and events

What's on

Happy new year! Here is a quick glance at some national commemorative dates for the next 3 months. Mark them on your calendar.

14 February 2021
National Servicemen's Day

19 February 2021
Bombing of Darwin Day

28 February 2021
30th anniversary of the end of the Gulf War Air Campaign (Operation Desert Storm)

6 April 2021
80th anniversary of the Greek Campaign 

11 April 2021
80th anniversary of start of the Seige of Tobruk

24 April 2021
Kapyong Day (Korean War) 

25 April 2021
Anzac Day

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