The atrocities and adventures of war are the stuff legends are made of. Regardless of personal opinion, war has played a part in human history for pretty much ever, and it is necessary to examine from an historical and ethical perspective.
Our visit to the Australian War Memorial started off with some very impressive tanks and cannons...there were many cries of "Phwoaarrr - look at that one!!"
It was amazing to realise how heavy these weapons are (up to 47 tonnes just the barrel) and how far they could shoot (22,400 meters!!).
We entered the museum and spent quite a while looking at all sorts if artifacts. Some if our favorites were the uniforms, swords, horse gear and great paintings.
The first section was all about ww1. It is devastating to think of the deaths just at Gallipoli for example...
The whole next area was dedicated to theatre presentations and huge machines. Planes, submarines and tanks were all on show and we watched a reenactment if a WW2 air battle.
The last section was interactive and we could try flying a helicopter in Vietnam, check out what 'trench foot' looked like, hang out in a sub and practice some morse code. Great fun.
We finished our day with the 'Last Post' ceremony where a fallen soldier was remembered. It was very touching and Mum cried.
The whole experience was actually more interesting than I expected and it's a great worth a visit.