Every object tells a story

All of our artefacts tell the story of toil and sacrifice for every individual affected by war. They include a wide range of material, from film and oral history to work of art, large objects, and personal letters and diaries.

Collection Objects

On this day
25 March

1945 — Lt A CHOWNE won a Victoria Cross for his gallantry at DAGUA, New Guinea, when he knocked out two Japanese machine-guns and paved the way for the 6th Division’s advance on WEWAK. The award was made posthumously.  Chowne had previously been awarded a Military Medal.