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Oct, 2018

Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day is approaching once again and this year it is a significant anniversary, being 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The armistice came into effect at 11am on 11 November 1918. In Australia and other Allied countries,  11 November became known as Armistice Day — a day to remember those who died in the First World War.

Today the loss of Australian lives from all wars, conflicts and peace operations is commemorated on Remembrance Day.

While war is a serious topic, it is often great ammunition for a cartoonist’s pen. Over the top: a cartoon history of Australia at warEd. Timothy S. Benson is full of witty and irreverent wartime cartoons such as the one below.

Mark Knight, Herald Sun

Come in to the library and discover more about Australia’s military history.

If you have a family member or loved one that served in the Australian military why not sign up for one of our upcoming Family Military History Workshops. Follow the links to book your spot.