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Almost time for the dawn service #enoughwiththegravesmax #Anzac100_SA

Frances Bedford MP opening the exhibition.
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"From Hostilities to Lasting Friendships" - launch underway.
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On 15 September we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain; the battle about which Winston Churchill famously declared: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Nearly 3,000 RAF air crew served with the RAF Fighter Command. Approximately 20% of these were drawn from British dominions, including pilots from occupied and neutral countries. Defenders came from 16 nations in all. Australia had 25 pilots in the RAF Fighter Command, while other Australian pilots flew with RAF Bomber and Coastal Commands. Despite the might of the Luftwaffe, whose pilots outnumbered those of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) by 5 to 1, the German campaign proved unsuccessful.

The skill and sacrifice of the men who fought in the RAF against German Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, dealt Hitler his first major defeat of World War 2. It began the Allies long march toward victory that would take another four years to secure.

Photo: London, England. 1940-09-07. Two Dornier 217 aircraft of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) flying above the Thames River near Woolwich Arsenal during a German bombing attack during the Battle of Britain. ‪

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DID YOU KNOW?
The beach at Anzac cove is 600 metres (2,000 feet) long.
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Photo: View of stores, limbers, and soldiers on Anzac Beach at Anzac Cove.

Preparations underway for the "From Hostility to Lasting Friendship" exhibition at the State Library of South Australia.

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ON THIS DAY - 11 January 1973

Cessation of hostilities in Vietnam by Australian forces. The proclamation by the Governor-General, Sir Paul Hasluck, ended 11 years of Australian involvement in Vietnam, the longest duration of any war in Australia's history.

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Photo: Long Tan, South Vietnam. 18 August 1969. A memorial cross, made by the Assault Pioneer Platoon of 6RAR /NZ (ANZAC) (The ANZAC Battalion comprising 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and a component from the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment), was placed in a sunlit opening in the rubber plantation for a commemorative service, three years to the day after D Company, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), fought an overwhelming Viet Cong (VC) force on this spot. Eighteen Australians died here in the Battle of Long Tan. They left 245 enemy dead buried on the battlefield.

Bublacowie Military Museum

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Janice Pavils giving her presentation at The First Anzac Day Forum and screening. @uniofadelaide @historysa #Anzac100_SA #AnzacCentenary_SA #anzacday

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Head on down, or up, to the Cheer-Up Hut recreation in Mt Pleasant from today to Monday 30th May, 10am to 4pm.
See the impressive display and record your Anzac story.
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"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them." #AnzacDay2016 #Anzac100_SA

Invited guests beginning to arrive for the official opening and dedication of the Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk.

12.30pm Kintore Ave, Adelaide.
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Honour our ANZACS 💗💗@Regrann from @anzac_centenary_sa - Official Launch 12.30pm, Kintore Ave, Adelaide.
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Official Launch 12.30pm, Kintore Ave, Adelaide.
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The South Australian National War Memorial looking South, as seen on the new Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk.
Official opening 12.30pm, Kintore Ave, Adelaide.

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Beautiful day for the opening of the Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk... Official Opening on Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 12.30pm.
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The first Cheer-Up Hut re-creation was a resounding success with 29,000 South Australians visiting as part of the Spirit of Anzac, Centenary Experience.

We're not done just yet - very soon we hit the road and take the Cheer-Up Hut around regional South Australia. After two more re-creations in Adelaide we are off to the Mount Pleasant Soldiers Memorial Hall, Mt Pleasant.

Link in bio for more info.
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Fifty recruitment and war effort posters held by State Records give us a unique insight into the mind of the South Australian home front during the First World War. Collected by the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia these posters, along with broadsheets, handbills and stamps, now make up State Records’ series GRG32/16 World War I recruitment and war effort posters – State War Council.

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Fifty recruitment and war effort posters held by State Records give us a unique insight into the mind of the South Australian home front during the First World War. Collected by the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia these posters, along with broadsheets, handbills and stamps, now make up State Records’ series GRG32/16 World War I recruitment and war effort posters – State War Council.

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The Violet reflections wall in the Community Zone at the Spirit of Anzac Exhibition... If you're seeing the exhibition, why not stop and write a reflective note about your experience.
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The original ‘Burra’ Cheer-Up Hut situated on the banks of the Torrens River Adelaide, and upon which the Cheer-Up Hut recreations for the #AnzacCentenary_SA are being modelled.

The first of the re-creations will be at the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience in Adelaide NEXT WEEK. (8 - 20 March at the Wayville Showgrounds). Click the link in the bio to join the uniquely South Australian Cheer-Up Hut Club.

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Fifty recruitment and war effort posters held by State Records give us a unique insight into the mind of the South Australian home front during the First World War. Collected by the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia these posters, along with broadsheets, handbills and stamps, now make up State Records’ series GRG32/16 World War I recruitment and war effort posters – State War Council.
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Fifty recruitment and war effort posters held by State Records give us a unique insight into the mind of the South Australian home front during the First World War. Collected by the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia these posters, along with broadsheets, handbills and stamps, now make up State Records’ series GRG32/16 World War I recruitment and war effort posters – State War Council.

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Fifty recruitment and war effort posters held by State Records give us a unique insight into the mind of the South Australian home front during the First World War. Collected by the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia these posters, along with broadsheets, handbills and stamps, now make up State Records’ series GRG32/16 World War I recruitment and war effort posters – State War Council.

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The Cheer-Up Hut Club is an on-line storytelling club designed with first time biographers in mind.

Receive exclusive member only resources to #research #reflect and #write your own Anzac story.

Uncover some of South Australia's home front stories and be apart of this unique Anzac time capsule project.

LINK IN BIO

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A Cheer-Up Hut – first erected in 1915 as a rest and recreation venue for soldiers – will reappear in South Australia’s regional cities and towns this year to provide a place for community storytelling as part of the Anzac Centenary.
Prior to attending a Cheer-Up Hut re-creation, South Australians are invited to join the Cheer-Up Hut Club – a digital storytelling program that provides members with practical assistance to research, write and enhance their Anzac stories during this period of national reflection.
Dates and locations for the Cheer-Up Hut recreations in 2016 are:

Tue 8 – Sun 20 March as part of the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, Adelaide (This is a scaled version incorporated within the Community Zone of the exhibition)
Fri 20 – Mon 23 May – Adelaide (Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground)
Fri 27 – Mon 30 May – Mount Pleasant
Fri 16 – Mon 19 September – Mount Gambier
Tue 8 – Sun 20 November as part of the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, Port Augusta
Join the Cheer-Up Hut Club today – link in bio.

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The Cheer-Up Hut Club is an on-line storytelling club designed specifically with first time biographers and amateur writers in mind. Members receive exclusive materials produced in collaboration by key project partner, the RSL Virtual War Memorial.

There is no better time than now to record South Australia’s Anzac Centenary stories for future generations. Be part of this once in a life time South Australian Anzac Centenary initiative.

We look forward to formally welcoming you to the South Australian Cheer-Up Hut Club.

Membership of the Cheer-Up Club is free – link in bio.

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On Friday, our Cheer - Up Hut champion and former volunteer from World War 2, 92 year old Pat Huwise (with her original Cheer-Up Hut badge), met with the Cheer - Up Hut patron, Mrs Lan Le at Government House.

Over morning tea they discussed the unique contribution of the Cheer - Up Hut to South Australia and plans to re-create the Cheer-Up Hut in 2016.

Sign up to the Cheer-Up Hut club and receive exclusive offers and guides to help you ‪#‎research #‎reflect and ‪#‎write your own Anzac story.

Link in bio.
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