THE actions of Australian and NZ forces during World War I’s Gallipoli campaign left a powerful legacy. The “Anzac legend”, inspired by that bloody campaign, has become an important part of the identity of both […]
SEVENTY Five years ago today an RAAF Hudson bomber carrying a large chunk of the Menzies Cabinet and the Australian High Command crashed into a hill overlooking Canberra airport with no survivors.
With the country deeply embroiled in the Second World War this was something of a blow to the nation and arguably the Menzies Government never recovered.
The War Memorial has a page on today’s commemoration which will include a last post in honour of General Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White, Chief of the General Staff.
Wikipedia also offers further reading.