Shell-Shocked: Australia after Armistice

…after the war comes the battle

Shell-Shocked: Australia after Armistice reveals the legacy of sorrow endured by thousands of Australians following World War I.

The exhibition explores the personal impact of war on Australian men, women and children, and the nation’s attempts to recover from the loss or injury of almost three-quarters of its soldiers serving overseas. It features photographs, personal letters, service files and memorabilia from the National Archives collections, and shows how the nation channelled its grief into public commemoration, honouring the fallen with national monuments and ubiquitous small town memorials.

The exhibition is accompanied by Mapping our Anzacs, an innovative website that enables visitors to explore some of the Archives most popular records and add personal photos, letters and other mementos using the online scrapbook.

Shell-Shocked is a National Archives of Australia touring exhibition

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Event Details

31 January 2014 - 06 May 2014
Free with Admission