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Broadbeach Waters, Australia
February 14, 2008
From journal Canberra - Australia's Capital
Corlette, undefined, Australia
August 19, 2004
There are three levels of exhibition space, each depicting a different aspect of the experiences of men and women who served in conflicts around the world.
The newest area houses 'G for George', an aircraft used during WW11 over Europe. Part of the experience of this exhibition is a sound and light show. In this, the visitors become part of the actual flight experience, from take off in England, to dropping bombs, then finding the way back to base. All the sound and light effects are incredible; the group of school children, visiting at the same time as us, was absolutely mesmerized by the experience. Whilst being very graphic, it isn't a frightening experience - it just gives what I felt was a true experience of what those airmen went through on their tours.
On the Commemorative level, The War Memorial has a Roll of Honour, displaying the names of all Australians who died in both world wars. At the far end is a Hall of Memory; it is dedicated to all who served, and consists of millions of mosaic tiles depicting the three armed services and other graphic images.
To fully appreciate the whole museum takes many hours; there are dioramas of a number of battles, display of Victoria Crosses, aircraft, and a discovery room where children can take part in a variety of activities that help them to understand the experiences depicted.
Anzac Parade, leading up to the War Memorial, contains a number of large installation memorials that commemorate individual battles, countries that served along side Australians, and the various services . . . well worth a walk up one side and down the other, just to appreciate the memorials in detail and read their stories.
From journal Canberra - A Capital City
Tacoma, New South Wales, Australia
September 22, 2002
There are displays from all the wars on display at various location throughout the museum. There's an area set aside for the First World War, the Second World War, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Peace keeping efforts in East Timor and other areas. There are even displays from earlier wars. The displays contain photos, diaries, equipment used, uniforms worn, and scaled down layouts of battles and battlefields.
The external courtyard is the Memorial for all the Australian Soldiers that have been killed during the wars or have by servicemen. In the center is the pool of rememberance where the eternal flame burns.
Just beyond the pool of rememberance is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with it's beautifully decorated dome ceiling and stained glass windows, which illustrate the different servicemen and women.
From journal Canberra for the weekend anyone?