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Australian War Memorial, Canberra: 72 reviews and 178 photos

  Iroquois helicopter during the sound & light show
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  • Iroquois helicopter  during the sound & light show - Canberra
      Iroquois helicopter during the sound & light show
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  • Iroquois helicopter display - Canberra
      Iroquois helicopter display
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  • Iroquois helicopter during sound & light show - Canberra
      Iroquois helicopter during sound & light show
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This is a new addition to the War Memorial, only opened in 2008.

The galleries here, tell the stories of Australia?s involvement in conflicts over the past six decades, as well as Australia?s involvement in peacekeeping operations since 1945.

The gallery covers conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, and, more recently, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There are over 30 new audiovisual displays, including Iroquois helicopter sound and light shows, and a re-enactment film of the Battle of Long Tan.

The Vietnam gallery has as its centrepiece an Iroquois helicopter, complete with a multimedia experience of a ?helibourne assault? ? a landing with soldiers disembarking, and a ?dust-off? ? a medical evacuation.

We stood and watched and listened, felt the wind blowing from the rotors, it felt like we were there, right in the middle of the action, incredibly well done!

The complete bridge from HMAS Brisbane has been installed at the back of the galleries, and is the Memorial?s largest naval relic.
HMAS Brisbane served in the Vietnam War, the First Gulf War and later with the UN Multinational Interception Force. I went for a walk on the bridge which features a special multimedia presentation.

All I can say is..........
this is another section of the Australian War memorial that should.........


Address: Treloar Crescent, Campbell, Canberra
Phone: 02 6243 4211
Website: http://www.awm.gov.au/

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  • Updated Nov 18, 2009
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