Every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we pause for a minute’s silence to reflect and commemorate the end of the First World War and remember those who died or suffered for Australia in all wars and conflicts. In order to help commemorate Remembrance Day, Randwick College Library has on display a number of interesting documentaries, movies, books and posters. All of the items are available to borrow. If you would like to learn more about Remembrance Day, the history of Australia and the wars that shaped our nation, come in and have a look.
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong during the Korean War, in which thirty two Australians were killed, fifty-nine wounded and three captured. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has provided us with a new resource: Korea – a Cold War conflict 1950-1953 which is an excellent inquiry based resource for students studying Australian experiences of the war.
On Friday 11th November at 11 a.m. we will be observing a minute’s silence as part of our commemoration of Remembrance Day.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
we will remember them.
Lest we forget.