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The last remaining First World War German A7V tank, Panzerkampfwagen 506, 'Mephisto' and the battle damage it absorbed during the First World War at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (Credits: Australian War Memorial)

Mephisto – Sturmpanzerwagen A7V

Mephisto is a German A7V Sturmpanzerwagen tank from World War I, bearing chassis number 506. Mephisto is the last surviving A7V tank anywhere in the world. Sturmpanzerwagen A total of 20 Germany’s A7V Sturmpanzerwagen were ever built for use in World War I and they saw limited service on the Western Front in 1918, and today only one survives – number 506 “Mephisto”. …

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Brass fittings from a Pattern 37 Haversack found with the remains of an Australian soldier who died in West Timor in February 1942. (Credits: Australian Department of Defence)

Unknown Australian WWII soldier laid to rest in Indonesia

Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, has led tributes for an Australian soldier, who has been farewelled in Indonesia more than 70 years after giving his life in World War Two. The remains of the unknown soldier were buried with military honours in an Australian Army ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Ambon, …

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Studio portrait of Major (Maj) Henry William Murray VC DSO and bar DCM (Credits: AWM)

Medals of WWI Hero, LtCol Henry William Murray, on Display

Australia’s most decorated soldier of the First World War will have his medal group – including the revered Victoria Cross – on display at the Australian War Memorial. Lieutenant Colonel Henry William Murray VC CMG DSO & Bar DCM was described by historian Charles Bean as the most distinguished fighting officer of the Australian Imperial Force. …

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Australian Armour & Artillery Museum acquires Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer

A rare German World War II Jagdpanzer 38t tank is now on display at Australian Armour and Artillery Museum. The acquired Hetzer is also the only one of two original running Hetzer tanks in the world. Originally the tank was obtained by Bruce Crompton’s company, Axis Track Services, which spent the past two years restoring it for …

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