4 Highlights in the War Memorial, Canberra, Australia

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      One of the must-see places we visited in Canberra and spent some hours is the War Memorial. I am always interested on history and I would love to hear about the Australian perspectives on Wars. Here are our 4 Highlights in the War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.

1.) Eugene Holzapfel

       We felt privileged to be toured by Eugene Holzapfel, a World War II veteran who is now one of the famous employees in the War Memorial. He does tours inside the museum thrice a day. He is a very good story teller and some even shed tears.

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2.) Matron Vivian Bullwinkel

One of the young ladies victimised in the so-called Bangka Island Massacre in Sumatra, Indonesia.

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       At a slim figure on below, a machine-gun bullet passed thru this uniform damaging her internal organs.

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3.) Medals 

Before, all of the medallions awarded come from the United Kingdom. Finally in 1975, the Order of Australia was created.

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4.) Military Machineries 

The museum displays the pride of Australia’s military machineries and some of the seized equipments from their enemies such as the Swastika sign in lower left.

 

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One comment

  1. Thank you for sharing your travels!
    If only there were no wars.. just all people groups living in harmony.. sharing each others strengths and nurturing their weakness..

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