November at the AWM
Who will you remember?
This year, 11 November marks the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
War has touched the lives of nearly every Australian family and community, and continues to do so today. Using the hashtag #TodayIRemember, we invite you to share with us the stories of those you will be remembering on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
For those joining us at the Australian War Memorial for Remembrance Day, the National Ceremony will include a formal wreathlaying and the parade of Australia’s Federation Guard and the Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.
Tickets for the 2017 Remembrance Day National Ceremony should be booked via the online booking website Trybooking.
Please note that seating is limited. Once booked, tickets will be emailed via TryBooking and must be presented on the day.
Remembering the battle of El Alamein
El Alamein was one of the great battles of the Second World War, and is frequently described as a turning point of that conflict. The epic struggle began on 23 October 1942 and lasted until 5 November.
“You didn’t have time to get frightened”
John Wade turns 100 this month, but he remembers the sound of a thousand guns going off at the start of the second battle of El Alamein as if it were yesterday.
The Western Australian farmer was one of 23 veterans who visited the Australian War Memorial last week to attended a Last Post Ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the battle. We share his story here.
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