Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 3, 2016 23:33:19 GMT 12
The Wings Over New Zealand Show Episode 122 "Australian War Memorial" is now online. In this Wings Over Australia episode, Dave Homewood and James Kightly visit the world famous Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This is a superb museum covering all aspects of Australia's military history from the Boer War and WWI through to WWII, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan, and beyond. And the Memorial commemorates those who lost their lives in the service of their country.
In the discussion as they walked around the museum, Dave and James concentrate mainly on the aviation side of things, with particular emphasis on the aeroplanes in the collection from World War One and World War Two. There are some particularly interesting displays, including the Striking By Night display that incorporates an Avro Lancaster bomber with a Messerschmitt Bf109G night fighter, an 88mm anti-aircraft gun, and lighting, sound and video effects.
Another display of note is the Over The Front display which has genuine WWI aeroplanes, brought to life by a very wide screen film made by New Zealand's own Sir Peter Jackson and narrated by New Zealander Sam Neill.