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Military history and publications

DVA preserves the history of Australia’s war service through a range of activities designed to commemorate and honour our service men and women and ensure a continuing legacy.

Researching the history of Australia’s war service

An extensive range of personal stories, historical information and educational resources have been brought together within the Anzac Portal website. This website is a free, dedicated resource for all Australians wishing to learn more about Australia’s experience of war.

Finding commemorative publications

Commemorative publications, as well as education kits for school teachers and students, are available through the DVA ANZAC Portal. The portal includes digital publications about:

DVA also has a range of commemorative publications avaialble on the Commemorations, memorials and war graves publications page on the DVA web site.

DVA has also published books about a range of conflicts in which Australians have participated, such as Korea and Vietnam. Other series include Australians in the Pacific War, Australians on the Western Front, Australians in World War I and Australians in World War II.

Selected publications are available through the Australian War Memorial shop in Canberra and the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. A range of online resources there may also help you find more information.

Commemorative websites

DVA has also commemorated specific campaigns through a number of commemorative websites, which can all be accessed through Commemoration: Australia's Wartime Heritage:

Other websites

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