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Danger Close The Battle of Long Tan

Trailer of Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) Released

The official teaser trailer of upcoming war movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) has been released today. Without saying too much, the trailer looks phenomonal. Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan will hit the Australian cinemas on August 8, 2019. The movie is based on the true story and battle of …

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World War II Shipwreck of the SS Iron Crown Discovered

The shipwreck of the Australian World War II freighter, SS Iron Crown, has been discovered 77 years after it was sunk in a deadly Japanese submarine attack. She was discovered by maritime archaeologists using CSIRO research vessel Investigator. It’s another historic find made by the CSIRO research vessel Investigator, which has discovered a number of historic shipwrecks in …

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Dale Marsh's painting of Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean depicting him strapped to a gun on HMAS Armidale.

The Extraordinary Valor of Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean

Edward “Teddy” Sheean held the rank of ordinary seaman on December 1, 1942 when his ship came under Japanese fire. There was, however, nothing ordinary about the youth who, after being struck by bullets in the back and chest, strapped himself to a 20 mm cannon so that he could keep firing at the enemy …

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Australian Soldiers Identified Fromelles

7 Unknown Australian WWI Soldiers KIA in France are Identified

Seven Australian soldiers who fought and died during the Battle of Fromelles in France during World War 1 have been formally identified by the 2019 Fromelles Identification Board and are no longer unknown. “These soldiers were recovered in 2009 and were among 250 Australian soldiers buried as ‘unknown soldiers’ in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery,” said Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester. Adding that  new headstones would soon be installed at the soldiers’ …

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Grave of Fallen World War I Soldier Discovered 100 Years after death

The grave of 2nd Lieutenant Reuben Parkes who served in the 34th Australian Infantry Battalion has finally been found, 100 years after his death. The discovery was a joint effort of Non-Profit organization Fallen Diggers and the Unrecovered War Casualties-Army (UWC-A) of the Australian Army. Reuben Parkes, 34 years old, enlisted on 24 February 1916 in the 53rd …

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9 Australian soldiers who were KIA during Battle of Fromelles in WWI are Identified

Nine Australian Soldiers who were Killed in Action in the Battle of Fromelles in France, 1916, during World War I have been identified. They were originally buried in several unmarked mass graves near Pheasant Wood in France, along with a further 250 Australian soldiers. They were buried as unknown in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery …

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The Village That Burrowed Underground During the War in Vietnam

Today the things that stand out most in Vietnam, are the aromas of food being barbecued over charcoal, the laughter of the children playing in the streets, and the music. Vietnamese love to eat, sing and play. It was not always like this. In Central Vietnam’s Quảng Trị Province, is the Vĩnh Linh District, with …

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TRAILER: Kokoda 39th Battalion – Australian War Movie

War drama inspired by a true story. A small platoon of reservist Australian soldiers have been sent on an advanced patrol up the Kokoda trail – a critical supply line that separates Australia from full-blown invasion. After sustained bombardment from the Japanese, the men are cut off from their supply lines. Isolated in the jungle …

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Army photo released to press on or around Bald Hill Exercise.

Bald Hill Exercise – 1st Australian Armoured Division

The Bald Hill Exercise (Part 1) Seventy two years ago the 1 Australian Armoured Division created history when they took part in Australia’s largest military manoeuvres to date. Held in the North West of NSW nearly 20,000 men participated in training aimed at making them a cohesive fighting force. While that particular event isn’t well …

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Conserver Brett Clowes works on the fuselage remains. The team is flushing out the rubber fuel cell with fresh water. (Credits: Commonwealth of Australia)

Spitfire Pilot Lt. Henry Lacy Smith was KIA in Normandy 1944

Flight Lieutenant Henry Lacy Smith was born in the Sydney suburb of Sans Souci in 1917 and worked in the textiles industry. He wanted to fly, and privately undertook flight training at the Kingsford Smith Flying School. Following Germany’s invasion of France in 1940, Smith enlisted in the army. He soldiered for nearly a year …

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