The Australian War Memorial is a museum showcasing the wars that Australians have fought in. Going through the museum, you are taken through a timeline of the many wars, from Gallipolli…..
…..to World War 1…..
….to World War 2…..
…to the Korean War….
….to the Vietnam War….
…to the war in Iraq.
They say that the current role of Australians is as of “Peacekeepers”.
Another impressive exhibit was the one of war planes. The museum had several planes in a huge hall. On the walls they would show films of dog fights and documentaries regarding these planes.
I couldn’t help but leave the museum in a somber mood. Seeing the suffering of the people and the soldiers in every war just brought home the message that all wars are essentially the same: full of pain and suffering for all sides.