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World War I 1914 to 1918
World War II 1939 to 1945
Kokoda Track 1942-1943
Burma-Thailand Railway and Hellfire Pass 1942-1943
The Malayan Emergency 1948-1960
Korean War 1950 to 1953
The Indonesian Confrontation 1963-1966
Vietnam War 1962 to 1975
Peacekeeping since 1947
Stories of service
Vietnam war stories
Australians at War stories
Days of commemoration
Symbols of commemoration
Memorial sites to visit
Research and education
Researching Australians at war
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Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Raising of ANZAC The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was raised on 24 November 1914.
Australian Army Medical Corps in World War I
Regimental aid posts A regimental aid post was the first step in the medical evacuation chain. The post was usually located about 700 yards (640m) behind the front.
Australian Flying Corps in World War I
Australian planes and crews flew in the Middle East from 1915 to 1918 and in Europe from 1916 until they returned home after the war, in May 1919.
Australian internees and prisoners of war in World War I
Captured at sea A short time after the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed on Gallipoli peninsula,
Australian Remembrance Trail in Belgium and France
Plan your trip Between 1916 and 1918, some 295,000 Australians served on the Western Front.
First Australian Imperial Force in World War I
Before the war Australia's Regular Army was a young evolving force when war broke out.
Medical treatment of Australian soldiers in World War I
Illnesses and devastating injuries The Australian Government recorded 215,585 casualties during the war.
Nursery trenches at Armentières 1916
Quieter times in the early days
Signing of the armistices in 1918
Situation for Germany and the Ottoman Empire At the start of October, Germany's military situation was poor.
Third Battle of Ypres 31 July to 10 November 1917
Maps of the campaign
William Morris Hughes
William Morris Hughes, often called 'Billy Hughes', was Australia’s 7th prime minister and an important figure in Australia's political and wartime history.
William Riddell Birdwood
The 'soul of Anzac'
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